Characterization of Some varieties of Durum Wheat (Triticum durum Desf) under Control and Water Stress Conditions.

Characterization of Some varieties of Durum Wheat (Triticum durum Desf) under Control and Water Stress Conditions.


1National Agronomic Research Institute of Algeria (INRAA).
2Blida 1 University.

American Journal of Agricultural Research

An experiment was implemented at INRAA research station located at Baraki, Algiers with the objective to characterize the behavior of seventeen genotypes of Durum wheat (Triticum Durum Desf) under water stress conditions. The experimental design adopted is that of split plot design with water regime (irrigated and non irrigated treatments) as main plots and varieties as sub plots and three repetitions. Leaf area, the relative water content (RWC%), chlorophyll content and tillers production were very significantly (p<0.01) decreased under water stress by, respectively, 52.64%, 30.19%, 10.22 % and 26.16%. However, except RWC (%) parameter which showed a significant difference between varieties (p<0.05), all other parameters showed no differences between varieties and theirs interactions with water regimes.

Keywords: Durum wheat (Triticum durum Desf.), water stress, Chlorophyll, morpho- physiological traits, irrigated.

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SEMIANI Y.,BRADEA MS., SEMIANI M, and BENBELKACEM A.Characterization of Some varieties of Durum Wheat (Triticum durum Desf) under Control and Water Stress Conditions. American Journal of Agricultural Research, 2019,4:36.

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