Economic characterization of winter triticale cultivar Blagovest
Valentin Baychev • Hristo Stoyanov
Dobrudzha Agricultural Institute - General Toshevo, 9521, General Toshevo, Bulgaria
The study was done during 2013-2017 in Dobrudzha Agricultural Institute -
General Toshevo. The new triticale cultivar Blagovest compared with the standards
AD-7291, Vihren and Rakita, and the average standard between Vihren and Rakita.
The new standard Kolorit and world standard Lasko were also used. In terms of
indeces days to heading, plant height, Blagovest aligned with the cultivar Rakita
and by number of productive tillers – to the cultivar Lasko. By thousand kernel
weight, the new triticale cultivar is on the level of average value for the studied
standard cultivars. The test weight is significantly higher than that of standard
varieties and is retained even in unfavorable conditions for triticale growing. The
number of grains per spike was significantly influenced by the growing conditions
and ranges from 20 to 29. In terms of yield Blagovest exceed all standards and also
the average standard with 8.6% for 5 years, showing its exceptional productivity
and good stability.
Key words: Days to heading, Grain yield, Number of grains per spike, Number
of productive tillers, Plant height, Test weight, Thousand kernel weight, Triticale.