International Journal of Innovative Approaches in Agricultural Research
Abbreviation: IJIAAR | ISSN (Online): 2602-4772 | DOI: 10.29329/ijiaar

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International Journal of Innovative Approaches in Agricultural Research 2022, Vol. 6(1) 41-56

Cultivation of Local Popcorn Genotypes as a Second Crop in Kahramanmaras Conditions

Leyla Idikut, Duygu Uskutoğlu, Songül Çiftçi, Melek Selenay Gökçe & Hüseyin Bozkurt

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Popcorn is a snack plant with widespread consumption in our country and around the world. Although the increasing commercialization rate in agriculture with the spread of hybrid varieties has narrowed the production area of local plant species, the production of local pop corn varieties still continue today. Therefore, in this study, 17 local popcorn genotypes and 3 commercial popcorn cultivars were grown as the second crop in Kahramanmaraş climatic conditions. In the study, local popcorn genotypes were determined by plant height, first ear height, first node diameter, ear length, ear diameter, the row number of ear, the number of grain on the ear row, number of ears per plant, and ear tassel-out time, ear silk-out time, grain yield per decare and the relationships between these properties were investigated. According to the results of the research, the plant height of the local popcorn populations was 216 - 166 cm, the height of the first ear 107 -63 cm, the diameter of the first node 22.6 - 16.7 mm, the diameter of the node of  ear  16.4 -11.8 mm, ear length 17.267 – 12.833 cm, ear diameter 32.513 – 26.120 mm, the row number of ear 16.8 -12.26, the number of grain on the ear row 38.86 -26.33, the number of ears per plant 1.8 -12 pieces, ear silk-out time 56 -48 days, the ear tassel-out time 68 -56 days and grain yield per decare 478 -260 kg da-1. In the study, positive correlations were found between first ear height and plant height, ear length and ear diameter, the number of grain on the ear row and ear length, the ear tassel-out time and grain yield per decare, ear silk-out time and first node diameter, ear silk-out time and the ear tassel-out time.

Keywords: Popcorn, Local Genotypes, Grain Yield, Correlation

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APA 6th edition
Idikut, L., Uskutoglu, D., Ciftci, S., Gokce, M.S. & Bozkurt, H. (2022). Cultivation of Local Popcorn Genotypes as a Second Crop in Kahramanmaras Conditions . International Journal of Innovative Approaches in Agricultural Research, 6(1), 41-56. doi: 10.29329/ijiaar.2022.434.4

Idikut, L., Uskutoglu, D., Ciftci, S., Gokce, M. and Bozkurt, H. (2022). Cultivation of Local Popcorn Genotypes as a Second Crop in Kahramanmaras Conditions . International Journal of Innovative Approaches in Agricultural Research, 6(1), pp. 41-56.

Chicago 16th edition
Idikut, Leyla, Duygu Uskutoglu, Songul Ciftci, Melek Selenay Gokce and Huseyin Bozkurt (2022). "Cultivation of Local Popcorn Genotypes as a Second Crop in Kahramanmaras Conditions ". International Journal of Innovative Approaches in Agricultural Research 6 (1):41-56. doi:10.29329/ijiaar.2022.434.4.

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