Agronomic performance of barley cultivars under different irrigation depths

Fernando Mendes Sanches, Fernando França da Cunha, Osvaldir Feliciano dos Santos, Epitácio José de Souza, Aguinaldo José Freitas Leal, Gustavo de Faria Theodoro

Abstract


The research work aimed to evaluate the performance of barley cultivars under different irrigation depths in Brazilian Cerrado. The experiment was conducted in a split plot completely randomized design, with irrigation depths (50, 75, 100 and 125% of crop evapotranspiration) in the plots and barley cultivars (BRS Sampa, BRS Manduri and BRS 195) in the split-plots, with four replications. Barley cultivars were different regarding number of tillers per plant, number of spikelets per spike, and root depth. The maximum yields for BRS Sampa, BRS Manduri and BRS 195 were 5,848; 5,449; and 4,767 kg ha-1, respectively. BRS Sampa showed a value 17% higher than the yield reported by the holder. The irrigation depth affected all the agronomic traits. It is recommended BRS Sampa for Brazilian Cerrado, that didn’t differ from other cultivars and was developed in region of similar climate; with replacement of 100% of crop evapotranspiration.


Keywords


BRS Sampa; Drip irrigation; Hordeum vulgare L.; Yield.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5433/1679-0359.2015v36n1p89

Semina: Ciênc. Agrár.
Londrina - PR
E-ISSN 1679-0359
DOI: 10.5433/1679-0359
E-mail: semina.agrarias@uel.br
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