Two field experiments were carried oui at the Research and experimental Station of the Faculty of Agriculture at Moshtohor, during
1990/1991 and 1991/1992 seasons to the response of five new lines viz Moshtohor 8, 10, 18, 43 and 66 as compared to commercial caltivarr Giza 402
under Joliar applicaton of zinc levels (0, 0.2%, 0.4% and and 0.6% Zn 5Q4,i.
Giza 402, Moshtohor 18 and 66 gave the tallest plant as compared ،he
of/icr ،nies. Moshtohor 8 had the highest mean values for seed index, seed .
The differences between the àverages of all characters under study were
sigmJىcani due to z:iic sulphate jèrtilizer levels up to 0.س% as foliar application.
erce pt number o,f branches/plant in the first season and plant height in the
second season. Foliar application of zinc sulphate at 0.2%, 0.4% and 0.6%
significantly increased seed yielthfeddan by 2I.6%, 38.25% and 69.7%,
resj,ectively compared with the control treatment ‘zero Zn).
Sign ،fi eau! positive correlation values were found between seed
vie ld/,lanI, and each of uiumber of branches/plant. number of pocir/piant and seed
The direct efjècl of ,iumber of pods/plant and seed index and mderict
effrct cl number of pods/plant through 100-seed weight were account for
cpproximately 98.01% and 69.3% of seed yie!dilant variat:on at first and
second seasons, respctiveIy.