Ivan Alexiev


The study was conducted in the period 2010-2012 in the experimental field of IPGR Sadovo. The aim of the study is to to select samples, suitable for growing as a second crop in the conditions of Central Southern Bulgaria study by evaluation of the rich diversity in the National Millet Collection. 10 variants have been studied, five of which are earlier ripening and the other five have longer vegetation. It was found that for the three-year study period the average yield of the experiment was 233.47 kg/da. Samples № 169 and № 136 with an average yield of 264.22 kg/da and 263.36 kg/da, respectively were selected. These samples exceed the standard variety by 65.86 kg/da and 65.00 kg/da, respectively, or expressed as a percentage – by 33.20% and 32.77%. The selected samples are suitable for direct implementation in crop production. A multi-year date experiment with a duration of 10 years was carried out. The date, until which the sowing of millet as a second crop is possible, was determined. The results show that when sowing is done until June 15, the risk is justified.


millet, genetic resources, yield, agrotechnique

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