Growth and yield behavior of barley varieties under agro-climatic conditions of Turbat, Balochistan
Pure and Applied Biology
The development of high yielding and drought tolerant cultivars of cereal crops is one of the main goals of agriculture researchers due to ever increasing demand of food for rapidly increasing human population and decreasing water resources. The field study was conducted at Agricultural Research Institute, PARC, Turbat during Rabi 2014-15 to determine the growth and yield performance of various barley varieties. This experiment was designed as randomized complete block design with three
... with three replications and net plot size kept was5 m × 3 m (15m 2 ). The treatments comprised of six barley cultivars i.e. Sorab-96, Rakhshan-10, Sanober-96, Awaran-2002, Local Turbat and Local Dasht. The statistiacal analysis of data showed that growth and yield of barley crop was significantly (P≤0.05) affected by genotypic variation. The data revealed that significantly (P ≤ 0.05) maximum growth and yield traits particularly grain yield (1791kgha -1 ) was recorded in variety Rakhshan-10, followed by Awaran-2002 with grain yield of 1657kgha -1 . The barley grain yield declined to 1625, 1619 and 1521 kg ha -1 in varieties Sanober-96, Local Dasht and Local Turbat ranked, respectively. However, lowest barley grain yield of 1459 kg ha -1 was observed in variety Sorab-96. Hence, it is concluded from the results that barley variety Rakhshan-10 may preferably be sown under agro-climatic conditions of Turbat as it showed best yield performance over rest of the barley varieties.