Universal Journal of Agricultural Research Vol. 5(5), pp. 280 - 283
DOI: 10.13189/ujar.2017.050504
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Possibilities Forage Legume Seed Production in Turkey


Aybegün Ton *, Adem Emin Anlarsal
Field Crop Department, Agricultural Faculty, Cukurova University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

There are suitable ecological regions of Turkey for seed production of legume forage crops. At the stage of flowering and seed maturation low humidity and high temperature can cause to reduction in seed yield. Ecological conditions of Central and Southern Anatolia are very favorable for seed production in legume forage crops. Alfalfa, common vetch, sainfoin are most important among the forage crops cultivated in Turkey. Some cultivars belonging to above the mentioned species have been developed in Turkey. High-quality seed is essential for good field stands. Seed crops should be produced taking into consideration with seed production rules. Control of seed quality in seed production must conform to statutes of National Certification Standard. High yields of good quality seed are obtained under good management such as sowing time and rate, irrigation, fertilizer, weed control, storage conditions isolation distance and certification rules.

KEYWORDS
Forage, Legume, Production, Seed

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Aybegün Ton , Adem Emin Anlarsal , "Possibilities Forage Legume Seed Production in Turkey," Universal Journal of Agricultural Research, Vol. 5, No. 5, pp. 280 - 283, 2017. DOI: 10.13189/ujar.2017.050504.

(b). APA Format:
Aybegün Ton , Adem Emin Anlarsal (2017). Possibilities Forage Legume Seed Production in Turkey. Universal Journal of Agricultural Research, 5(5), 280 - 283. DOI: 10.13189/ujar.2017.050504.