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2011
Volume 14
Issue 2
Topic:
Agronomy
ELECTRONIC
JOURNAL OF
POLISH
AGRICULTURAL
UNIVERSITIES
Prusiński J. 2011. PROPOSALS OF NEW SOLUTIONS IN LEGUMES PRODUCTION, EJPAU 14(2), #14.
Available Online: http://www.ejpau.media.pl/volume14/issue2/abs-14.html

PROPOSALS OF NEW SOLUTIONS IN LEGUMES PRODUCTION

Janusz Prusiński
Department of Agrotechnology, Faculty of Agriculture and Biotechnology UTP University of Science and Technology in Bydgoszcz, Poland

 

ABSTRACT


In many countries of Western Europe (Portugal, France, Spain, Germany, Great Britain) winter legumes forms are grown or, at least, exposed to acclimatization testing. In Poland there are known single attempts at growing winter pea strains bred in France and Polish-French lines from the plant breeding at Więcławice (the Kujawy and Pomorze Province). The attempts were unsuccessful, mainly due to insufficient winter-hardiness of plants or a very high variation in overwintering. The new legume seed production solutions proposed involve winter forms (from the EU catalogue) or spring forms (from the national cultivar register) sown in autumn applying special treatments protecting plants over winter or prior to winter using domestic seed of spring legume cultivars specially secured from imbibition, from sowing to early spring. The solutions focus mostly on creating conditions for faster rooting and plant emergence, and thus a better use of post-winter water in early spring, still before unfavourable moisture conditions in May and in June.

Key words: legumes, winter and spring cultivars, seed conditioning.


Janusz Prusiński
Department of Agrotechnology, Faculty of Agriculture and Biotechnology UTP University of Science and Technology in Bydgoszcz, Poland
phone: +48 52 374 9451
20 Kordeckiego str.
85-225 Bydgoszcz, Poland
email: janusz.prusinski@utp.edu.pl

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