Delay in Planting Decreases Wheat Productivity

Mubshar Hussain, Muhammad Farooq*, Ghulam Shabir, Muhammad Bismillah Khan, Abu Bakar Zia, Dong Jin Lee

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This study was conducted to evaluate the growth and yield response of different wheat varieties sown on different dates. Five wheat varieties viz. Sahar-2006 (SH-06), Faisalabad-2008 (FSD-08), Lassani-2008 (LS-08), Abdul Staar-2002 (AS-02) and Triple Dwarf-1 (TD-1) were sown, at fortnightly interval, on 25th Oct, 10 and 25th Nov, and 10th and 25th Dec. Delayed wheat planting after 10th Nov decreased the grain yield by 60 kg ha-1 for each day; however, varietal response was significantly variable. Although, more productive tillers were noted in 25th Oct sown wheat; howeever wheat productivity was maximum from wheat sown on 10th Nov owing to significant increase in spike llength, spikelets per spike and grain weight. Among wheat varieties, maximum grain yield was harvested in LS-08 followed by AS-02; whereas minimum grain yield was noted in wheat variety TD-1. Regarding crop allometry, higher leaf area index (LAI) and crop growth rate (CGR) were noted from early sown crop, whereas among varieties, LS-08 and AS-02 had higher LAI and CGR than other varieties. Interaction of sowing dates and wheat varieties indicated that LS-08 and AS-02 planted on 10th Noov outperformed with maximum grain yield. In conclusion, wheat varieties LS-08 and AS-02 may be planted on 10th Nov to fetch maximum wheat productivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)533-539
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Agriculture and Biology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Allometry
  • Grain yield
  • Sowing dates
  • Tillers
  • Varieties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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