EVALUATION OF YIELD AND QUALITY CHARACTERISTICS OF OIL SUNFLOWER (Helianthus annuus L.) VARIETIES CULTIVATED IN SEMIARID IRRIGATED CONDITIONS IN THE NORTHEAST OF TURKEY
Volkan GUL , Betul GIDIK, Firat SEFAOGLU
Sunflower, an oil plant grown in many parts of the world, is capable of growing in many different climatic conditions. It is of great importance to carry out studies on the adaptation of new varieties and to determine the varieties suitable to the ecology of the region in areas where sunflower cultivation is intense. This study was carried out to determine yield and quality characteristics of some sunflower cultivars (SANBROMR, BOSFORA, SYBARBATI, ROSETTA, LG5485, P64LL62, SYGIBRALTAR, P64LC108 P64LE119, P64LP130, P63LE113, 11TR077, ESNIEGARA, ADELYA, and DERAY) under Bayburt providence conditions of Turkey in 2020-2021. It has been determined that there are significant differences between the cultivars for the traits examined. The highest average seed yield (4194.2 kg ha-1) and average linoleic acid content (65.09%) were found for BOSFORA. The highest average oil content ESNIEGARA (48.78%) and average oil yield respectively were obtained from ESNIEGARA (186.02 kg ha-1) and BOSFORA (182.93 kg ha-1) varieties and the highest average oleic acid content was obtained from 11TR077 variety (41.78%). The results of this study emphasized the importance of varieties in sunflower growing. BOSFORA and ESNIEGARA varieties had high yield and quality characteristics in the ecologies of a semi-arid climate.
Effects of Different Water Stress Levels on Biomass Yield and Agronomic Traits of Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) Varieties under Semi-Arid Conditio
Erdal GONULAL, Suleyman SOYLU, Mehmet SAHIN