Comparative Productivity and Adaptive ability of Forage Pea (Pisum sativum L.) and Vetch (Vicia sativa L.) Cultivars

  •  Natalia Georgieva    
  •  Valentin Kosev    


Adaptive potential of forage pea and vetch accessions was estimated based on seed yield and yield components. А varietal-specific reaction of the studied accessions to environmental conditions was established. The conducted assessment of selective value of genotypes gave accurate data for breeding of highly productive forms. Among studied pea varieties the following were characterized to possess adaptive ability and selective value - Glyans for numbers of seeds (1000 seed weight and seed yield), Kamerton for plant height, and Svit for seed yield. In terms of general adaptive ability and stability in plant height with the greatest value as a starting material was vetch variety Vilena. Moldovskaya was of interest in terms of 1000 seed weight. Liya is preferred vetch genotype for improving the number of seeds per plant and for selection of new forms for improving grain yield.

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