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Perspective grain crops varieties for the irrigated lands of the foothill zone of Stavropol krai  [2011]

Babichev, A.N., Russian Research and Development Inst. of Melioration Problems. Novocherkassk, Rostov Region (Russian Federation)

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The purpose of the research is to find varieties and hybrids of crops that are productive in the irrigated lands of the Foothill zone of the Stavropol Territory. The studies were conducted according to generally accepted methods by B. A. Dospehov, All-Russia Research and Development Inst. of Irrigation Agriculture and the V.R. Vilyams All-Russia Research and Development Inst. of Forages. The investigations revealed that the most productive corn hybrids are Zernogradsky 354 MW and Mashuk 355 MW, their crop yield – 10.2 and 10.9 t/ha. Among varieties of sweet sorghum the most productive was Larets (10.6 t/ha); among varieties of grain sorghum – Slavyanskoye pole 214 (14.3 t/ha). The most productive use of moisture was obtained for grain sorghum – 241.5 cub.m/t. Water consumption coefficients of corn and sweet sorghum were 329.2 and 329.3 cub.m/t, respectively

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Scientific Journal of Russian RDI of Melioration Problems

ISSN : 2222-1816

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