Hossam M. Ibrahim

 Agronomy Department, Faculty of Agriculture Alexandria University


ABSTRACT The present investigation was conducted in the winter seasons of 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 at the Agricultural Research Station, Faculty of Agriculture, Alexandria University, Abis, Egypt, to study the effect of three sowing dates (Oct. 20th Nov. 10th and Dec. 1st) on the performance of eleven faba bean cultivars in a randomized complete block design, with three replications, in a split-plot arrangement. The investigation aimed to determine the best combination between genotypical and environmental factors for high yield, and evaluate seed yield and its related characters in faba bean (Vicia faba L.), cultivars sown at different dates. The results showed that most of the studied yield and quality characters were significantly influenced both by sowing date cultivars and their interaction. The present investigation emphasized the importance of sowing at the appropriate sowing date to fulfill the potential yield of faba bean cultivars. The best sowing date was October 20th which gave the highest productivity for all studied faba bean genotypes, especially Misr 1, RenaMora, Nubariah 3, Sakha 3 and Giza 843. The study, also, indicated the possibility of delaying sowing to November 10th, but, a reduction in seed yield would be expected that would vary, according to cultivar.