Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 9, Issue 2,2011
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Phenology and yield of cumin at different sowing dates and planting patterns


Bahram Mirshekari *, Jalil Hamidi, Ali Ramazani Zadeh

Recieved Date: 2010-12-10, Accepted Date: 2011-04-08


In order to study the effects of sowing dates and planting patterns on phenology and yield of cumin (Cuminum cyminum L.), factorial experiments were conducted during 2005 – 2006 based on a randomized complete block design with three replications in Tabriz, Iran. Four sowing dates included 26th March (S1), 5th April (S2), 15th April (S3) and 25th April (S4). Four planting patterns included 20 cm ×20 cm (P1), 20 cm ×16 cm (P2), 20 cm ×12 cm (P3) and 20 cm × 8 cm (P4). The results showed that with 30 days delaying in planting, time from emergence to flowering decreased 10 days. Time from sowing to harvesting was decreased, when the planting date delayed. Stem height of cumin at the first sowing date was nearly double in comparison with 25th April sowing. With 10 and 30 days delaying in planting, seed yield in S2 and S4 was reduced 32.17% and 34.1%, respectively, compared with S1. Average seed yield was reduced significantly in lower plant densities. In all sowing dates, thousand seed weight in P4 was equal with P3, then cumin density can be increased up to 625,000 plants ha-1without any reduction on thousand seed weight. For cumin seed production sowing date of 26th March with planting pattern of 20 cm × 8 cm was recommended.


Cuminum cyminum, phenology, planting pattern, sowing date, yield

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2011
Volume: 9
Issue: 2
Category: Agriculture
Pages: 385-387

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