Results of study of maize hybrid with late maturity in Lushnja district

ARTAN SOTA1*, FETAH ELEZI2, NAZMI  HASANI3

1Agricultural University of Tirana, Faculty of Agronomy and Environment, Department of Plant Production, Tirana, Albania.

2Agricultural University of Tirana, Institute Plant Genetic Resources

3University of Prishtina, Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary, Department of Plant Production, Pishtina, Kosovo.

*Corresponding author e-mail: a.sota@arfa.com.al

 

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Abstract

In the last few years, a significant number of new foreign hybrids of maize have been included in production in our country. The assessment of their adaptation to the conditions of the Lushnja district constitutes the purpose of this study. The material used consisted of 20 foreign hybrids, and a local one. The field trials were conducted in the Experimental Base of Agroarfa in Lushnja, 2015-2017. During the vegetative period, observations of phenological phases such as growing, male and female flowering and maturity were performed. Biometric measurements were carried out on plants such as plant height, first ear height, ear length, number of rows and kernels in row, kernel thickness and 1,000kernel weight as well as yield per ha. Referring to production data, the average yield of hybrids is about 15 t/ha. High yields are hybrids H2 with 17 t/ha, H17 with 16.5 t/ha and H4 with 16.2 t/ha. The hybrid H21 appears among the good hybrids with 15 t/ha. The hybrid H21represents an appropriate alternative in the conditions of Lushnja district.

Keywords: Biometric, flowering, grain, hybrid, yield.

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