Effect of Sowing Methods on Growth and Seed Yield of Rhodes grass (Chloris gayana L. Kunth) Cultivars Under High Terraces Soil
The effects of four sowing methods on growth and yield of two Rhodes grass (Chloris gayana L. kunth) cultivars under high terraces soil were investigated at a farm of Elamn Elgisai scheme- Eddamer in River Nile State, Sudan for two consecutive seasons (2017/18 and 2018/19). The results showed that broadcast sowing significantly improved growth and yield parameter compare to the other sowing methods. Sowing broadcast on flat produced highest plant height, leaf area and higher number of spikes per plant, while sowing broadcast on ridges produced highest 1000 - seed weight and higher seed yield of the crop. Cultivars were varied from each other for seed yield and other recorded characters. Fine cut cultivar was superior to reclaimer cultivar in all growth parameters, while reclaimer cultivar was superior to fine cut cultivar in 1000 seed weight and the final seed yield.