Evaluation of 16 Barley Genotypes under Calcareous Soil Conditions in Egypt

Maher Mohamed Noaman, Mohamed Naguib El-Banna, Mohamed Ahmed Abd El-Gawad Nassar, Mohamed Abd El-Azeem Boseely

Abstract


A field experiment was carried out in the Experimental Research Station at Nubaria, ARC representing newly
reclaimed areas during two successive seasons of 2005/06 and 2006/07 to evaluate 16 barley (Hordeum vulgare
L.) genotypes grown under water stress and calcareous soil conditions. The evaluation included yield and its
components, growth attributes, earliness and kernel protein content. A randomized complete block design was
used with three replications. Only two irrigations, i.e. at sowing and heading were applied to expose plants to
water stress. Results showed that there are significant differences among the 16 barley genotypes for most of the
characteristics. Four barley genotypes; Malouk//Aths/Linee686,Alanda-02/4/Arizona5908,
Alanda/3/CI08887/CI05761//Lignee640, and Alanda/ Harma//Alanda01out yielded the check cultivars in grain
and biological yield with some other advantages such as earliness, harvest index, leaf area index, and higher
protein content. It is suggested that those genotypes could have more genetic stability studies to be grown in such
calcareous soils.


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