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THE RESPONSE OF DIFFERENT IRRIGATION LEVELS TO GROWTH AND YIELD OF DIFFERENT WHEAT (Triticum aestivum L.) CULTIVARS
Muhammad Bismillah Khan, Hakoomat Ali and Muhammad Asif
Department of Agronomy, University College of Agriculture, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan.
Response of three wheat varieties (i.e. Punjab-96, Faisalabad-85 and Inqlab-91) to different irrigation levels viz; 1, 2 and 3 irrigations were studied under Rabi field conditions during 200-2001. The wheat variety Punjab-96 produced significantly the maximum number of fertile tillers m-2, plant height (cm), number of grains spike–1, thousand grain weight (g), grain yield (kg ha-1), biomass (kg ha-1) and harvest index (%) among the varieties tested. The plots treated with the highest number of irrigation level produced significantly the maximum number of plants m-2, plant height, number of grains spike–1, thousand grain weight, grain yield, biomass and harvest index of variety Punjab-96.
Keywords: Irrigation level, Varieties, Wheat, Yield and Yield Components.