Print ISSN: 1815-316X

Online ISSN: 2224-9796

Keywords : correlation


EFFECT OF BREED, BODY CONDITION SCORE AND AGE ON SOME ECONOMIC TRAITS OF LOCAL FLOCKS EWES

Salim Raoof

Mesopotamia Journal of Agriculture, 2017, Volume 45, Issue 4, Pages 295-302
DOI: 10.33899/magrj.2017.161359

This study aimed to estimate the effect of breed, Body Condition Score (BCS) and age on some economic traitsof local flock’s ewes. The ewes studied in the present investigation represent three local breeds (53 karadi, 44 Awassi and 47 Mamesh) bred in Erbil plain during the period from January/ 2009 to June /2010.The results showed a highly significant breed effect (p <0.01) on all the studied traits. Mamesh ewes surpassed both Karadi and Awassi ewes in milk yield (102.269, 88.254 and 92.684 kg), respectively, besides the lambs of the same breed were superior in birth weight (4.885kg) and weaning weight (27.612kg) compared with karadi and Awassi lambs. Greasy fleece weights of the Karadi, Awassi and Mamesh ewes were 2.220, 1.829 and 2.585kg respectively. The superiority of Mamesh ewes were found to be highly significant (p <0.01). The study also revealed that the (BCS) exerts an important effect on milk yield, greasy fleece weight and birth weight. Ewes with (BCS) 4 showed a higher milk yield (102.883kg) as comparing with ewes having (BCS) 3(95.083kg) and that having (BCS) 2 (86.391kg) .Correlation coefficient highly significant (p <0.01) between birth weight and milk yield was 0.32and between birth weight and weaning weight was 0.38and between ewes body weight and greasy fleece weight was 0.43.

GENETIC PERFORMANCE AND INTERACTION FOR SEEDYIELD AND COMPONENTS FOR FABA BEAN GENOTYPES (Vicia faba L.)

Mowafaq Al-Layla; H.S. ASKANDAR

Mesopotamia Journal of Agriculture, 2017, Volume 45, Issue 2, Pages 289-304
DOI: 10.33899/magrj.2019.161317

Five faba bean genotypes (Syrian,Turky,Italy,spanish and local variety koshtaba) were planted in two locations (Sumail and Zakho) for two seasons (2010/2011 and 2011/2012) using randomized complete block design with three replications. Four stability techniques has been compared with Safety-first selection indices,vis, variance a cross environments (EV), Eberhart and Russell (ER), Finaly and Wilkinson (FW) and Shukla (SH).combined analysis of stability exhibited significant differences between genotypes and environments for all characters excepted no. of tellers/plant and no. of seed/code. High broad sense heritability for all characters excepted no.of seed/pod in zakho (season,2010/2011) Simple correlation coefficient was positive and significant for grain yield/plant and for 100 seed weight and plant height. Turkish and Sayrian genotypes was in the first rank by FW, ER, SH, indices for plant height and long pod and no.of seed/pod and seed yield.