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Lentil - a new crop for Finland

Lizarazo, Clara and Stoddard, Frederick (2011) Lentil - a new crop for Finland. In: Food, feed, fuel and fun : Nordic light on future land use and rural development, book of abstracts, 7 (3), NJF Report, p. 87.

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Summary

The 2010
growing season was exceptionally warm and most cultivars performed well, except Sovereign and
Sedley that lodged and matured late. There were significant differences in earliness (P<0.001), the
earliest cultivar being Rosetown (901 GDD to maturity), and the latest Sedley (1214 GDD). There
were no significant differences in yield (P=0.111), the average being 1.49 t/ha. Cultivar Meteor was
the highest yielding with 1.86 t/ha but it lodged, whereas cvs Redbow, Redcoat, Rosetown and
Milestone yielded between 1.5–1.6 t/ha and showed few problems in cultivation, so further
experiments will focus on them. In conclusion, lentil cultivation is feasible in Finland, and further
trials will be run in 2011.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:lentil, yield
Subjects: Crop husbandry
Research affiliation: Finland > Univ. Helsinki
Deposited By: Koistinen, Riitta
ID Code:19405
Deposited On:19 Sep 2011 08:01
Last Modified:19 Sep 2011 08:01
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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