​Effects of Leonardite Application on Yield of Broad Beans (Vicia faba L.) under Low Input Rainfed Semi-arid Mediterranean Highland Condition of Turkey

DOI: 10.18805/LR-636    | Article Id: LR-636 | Page : 942-946
Citation :- ​Effects of Leonardite Application on Yield of Broad Beans (Vicia faba L.) under Low Input Rainfed Semi-arid Mediterranean Highland Condition of Turkey.Legume Research.2021.(44):942-946
Özge Uçar, Sipan Soysal, Murat Erman ozgeonderr@hotmail.com
Address : Department of Field Crops, Siirt University, Faculty of Agriculture, 56100, Siirt, Turkey.
Submitted Date : 7-06-2021
Accepted Date : 19-06-2021


Background: This study was conducted to determine the effects of different doses of leonardite applications on yield and some yield components of spring grown broad beans (Vicia faba L.) in the ecological conditions of Siirt province in 2017 and 2019 in the experimental fields of Siirt University.
Methods: The study was established in a randomized complete block design with three replications. Tested leonardite doses were 0, 200, 400, 600, 800 and 1000 kg ha-1
Conclusion: The effect of leonardite doses on all of the investigated properties was found statistically significant. According to the results, plant height, first pod height, number of pods per plant, number of seeds per pod, 100 grain weight and grain yields were varied between 45.7-61.3 cm, 10.1-13.2 cm,  5.03-8.00 pieces per plant, 2.63-4.03 pieces per pod, 115.6-131.7 g and 1659-1808 kg ha-1, respectively. In terms of all examined properties in this research, 1000 kg ha-1 leonardite application produced the best result. According to the results obtained from this research, 1000 kg ha-1 leonardite application was recommended for broad bean cultivation in the semi-arid Mediterranean climate conditions on highlands.


​Broad bean Leonardite Low input Vicia faba L. Yield


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