The Effect of Saline and Non-Saline Soil Conditions on Yield and Nutritional Characteristics of Some Perennial Legumes Forages

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Tarım Bilimleri Dergisi

Journal of Agricultural Sciences

Dergi web sayfası: www.agri.ankara.edu.tr/dergi

Journal homepage: www.agri.ankara.edu.tr/journal

TARIM BİLİMLERİ DERGİSİ — JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES 22 (2016) 528-538

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The Effect of Saline and Non-Saline Soil Conditions on Yield and Nutritional Characteristics of Some Perennial Legumes Forages Süleyman TEMELa, Bilal KESKİNa, Uğur ŞİMŞEKb, İbrahim Hakkı YILMAZa a

Iğdır University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Field Crops, Iğdır, TURKEY

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Iğdır University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, Iğdır, TURKEY

ARTICLE INFO Research Article Corresponding Author: Süleyman TEMEL, E-mail: [email protected], Tel: +90 (533) 437 87 03 Received: 05 April 2015, Received in Revised Form: 04 August 2015, Accepted: 05 August 2015 ABSTRACT Salinity is one of the important environmental stress factors restricting agricultural productivity and sustainability, particularly in arid and semi-arid regions. In the evaluation of saline soils, growing of salt tolerant or resistant plants is recently a widespread implementation. The aim of this study was to compare some yield and nutritional properties of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.), sainfoin (Onobrychis sativa Lam.) and bird’s foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus L.) species cultivated in extreme saline-soil (9.80 EC dS m-1) and non-saline soil (0.43 EC dS m-1) conditions. For this purpose, this research was conducted in randomized blocks design with three replications on the Iğdır Plain, located in eastern Turkey, between the years of 2011-2013. Plants were sown under irrigable conditions in 2011, and data were obtained from the examined plants during three years including the year of sowing. In the study, leaf area index (LAI), crude protein (CP), fresh hay and hay yields differed significantly (P

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