Evaluation of Lentil (Lens Culinaris Medik.) Local Varieties in Southeastern Anatolia, Turkey

Behiye Tuba BICER and Dogan SAKAR
Department of Field Crops, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Dicle, Diyarbakir, 21280-Turkey


BICER, Behiye Tuba and Dogan SAKAR, 2006. Evaluation of lentil (Lens culinaris Medik) local varieties in southeastern Anatolia, Turkey. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 12: 750-760

Grain yield potential in relation to other important agronomic characters of 14 lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) lines during four years was investigated to identify the high yielding promising lentil lines for further studies. Days to maturity ranged from 170 to 178 days. Plant height varied from 26.38 to 33.81cm. One thousand seed weight varied between 41.39 and 30.10 g with mean of 35.43 g. Number of pods plant-1, biological yield plant-1, seed yield plant-1, and grain yield were found susceptible to environmental differences due to cultivar x year interaction. BM 76 among fourteen cultivars/lines was selected as a promising line in respect of seed weight, early maturing, and high yielded.

Key words: lentil, Lens culinaris, yields, yield components