Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 10, Issue 3&4,2012
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Response of canola (Brassica napus L.) seed yield and quality to high saline irrigation water under sulphur soil amendment


Samir Gamil Al-Solaimani, Fathy Saad El-Nakhlawy *, Mohammed Hussien Almarshadi

Recieved Date: 2012-07-07, Accepted Date: 2012-10-04


Reducing the adverse effect of the saline irrigation water on field crops is an important goal especially in the arid lands such as Saudi Arabia. Response of canola yield and quality to irrigation with high saline irrigation water under the sulphur soil amendment and irrigation intervals was studied during 2007/2008 and 2008/2009 seasons at the Agricultural Research Station, King Abdulaziz University in Hada Al-Sham location. The results showed that using sulphur fertilizer decreased the adverse effect of water salinity on seed yield of canola. Sulphur rate of 6 t/ha significantly increased seed yield compared with 4 t/ha under the irrigation with water of salinity levels 1.875 or 15.625 dSm-1. Irrigation of every 4 days was significantly better than the irrigation of every 6 or 8 days under any water salinity level. Irrigation with salinity water (15.625 dSm-1) significantly decreased No. of branches/plant, No. of fruits/plant, seed weight/plant and protein content while oil content increased compared with 1.875 dSm-1 water salinity. 


Canola, irrigation water salinity, sulphur, irrigation intervals, seed yield, oil, protein

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2012
Volume: 10
Issue: 3&4
Category: Agriculture
Pages: 434-436

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