ORIGINAL ARTICLES Screening of some exotic sugar beet cultivars grown under newly reclaimed sandy soil for yield and sugar quality traits

M Hozayn, M Hozayn, Abd El-Monem, Bakery
2013 Journal of Applied Sciences Research   unpublished
In order to evaluate some exotic sugar beet cultivars grown under newly reclaimed sandy soil on yield and sugar quality traits basis the present study was undertaken. Therefore, two field trials using twelve exotic sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L.) cultivars were conducted at Research and Production Station, National Research Centre, Alemam Malek village, Al Nubaria District, Al Behaira Governorate, Egypt in 2008/09 and 2009/10 winter seasons to examine the adaption ability, yield and quality of
more » ... d and quality of twelve exotic sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L.) cultivars under newly reclaimed sand soil in northern delta region, Egypt. The results showed significant differences among tested cultivars in all studied character. Multigerm cultivars gave more value of root, yield, and quality compared Monogerm cultivars. Conversely trend was recorded for impurity components. In conclusion, Heliospoly, proved to be the best promising cultivar with the highest root yield, sugar recovery and ultimate maximum sugar yield. Conversely Monte Rosa comes out as a poorest cultivar with minimum root yield and eventually provided lowest sugar yield. Hence, Heliospoly cultivar can be cultivated as commercial crop in the investigated area of Nubaria region. Other cultivars could be employed as other sugar beet genetic resources with reasonable root and sugar yields.
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