Effects of some forage crops and mixture on sunflower yield and soil nitrogen content


HAKYEMEZ H. B. , KAVDIR Y.

ASIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, vol.20, no.3, pp.2251-2256, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Title of Journal : ASIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.2251-2256

Abstract

This research was conducted in Dardanos Research Center in Canakkale during 2003-2005 growing seasons. The aim of this research was to investigate effects of forage crops (common vetch, common vetch + barley, narbonne vetch) on soil nitrogen contents and sunflower yield. Two years results showed that leguminous and common vetch + barley mixture had greater biomass and higher N concentration and therefore, it increased sunflower seed yield. When forage crops were removed from the field for hay, it still supplied N for the sunflower. Sunflower seed yield increased 10.57 to 16.09 % after mixing as green manure and harvesting as hay, respectively compared to control.