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2015
Volume 18
Issue 4
Topic:
Agronomy
ELECTRONIC
JOURNAL OF
POLISH
AGRICULTURAL
UNIVERSITIES
Jagosz B. 2015. GENERATIVE DEVELOPMENT OF RED BEET GROWN IN THE FIELD AND IN PLASTIC TUNNELS, EJPAU 18(4), #10.
Available Online: http://www.ejpau.media.pl/volume18/issue4/abs-10.html

GENERATIVE DEVELOPMENT OF RED BEET GROWN IN THE FIELD AND IN PLASTIC TUNNELS

Barbara Jagosz
Institute of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland

 

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this research was to investigate the influence
of both the growing method and the cultivars/lines characteristics on the seed
stalk architecture and the yield and quality of red beet clusters. The plant
material, consisting of 16 mono- and multigerm breeding lines and commercial
cultivars, were grown in the field and under plastic tunnels. Most of the morphological
traits, such as the seed stalk height, the number of shoots and the percentage
of bushes with main stem plants, were comparable in both growing methods. The
method of cultivation also had no effect on the yield and the 1000-cluster weight.
The clusters collected in the tunnels germinated slower but resulted in higher
germination capacity than the clusters harvested in the field. Most of the individual
lines and cultivars grown at the same time in the tunnels and in the field presented
comparable values of the studied features during generative development of plants.
The results of this experiment confirm the possibility of using tunnels for growing
red beet seed plants during the seed production of both mono- and multigerm cultivars.

Key words: cluster, monogerm, multigerm, seed production, seed stalk.


Barbara Jagosz
Institute of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland
al. 29 Listopada 54,
31-425 Krakˇw,
Poland
email: bjagosz@ogr.ar.krakow.pl

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