EFFECT OF DIFFERENT IRRIGATION LEVELS ON BLACK CUMIN SEED YIELD, FIXED AND ESSENTIAL OIL CONTENTS IN SOUTHERN TURKEY


Gutierrez Prieto L. M., KIRICI S.

AGROLIFE SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL, vol.11, no.1, pp.73-79, 2022 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Journal Name: AGROLIFE SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.73-79
  • Keywords: medicinal plant, pharmaceutical potential, evapotranspiration, water management, NIGELLA-SATIVA L., CHEMICAL-COMPOSITION, DEFICIT IRRIGATION, VOLATILE OILS, WATER-STRESS, COMPONENTS, EXPRESSION, FARNESOL, QUALITY, GROWTH
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Limited information is available on irrigation practices of black cumin. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of different irrigation levels on seed yield, fixed oil content, and essential oil content and composition. The experiment was carried out for one crop season. The trial was arranged based on a randomized complete block design, with five treatments and four replications. Seed yield, fixed oil and essential oil contents were significantly affected by the different treatments. It can be concluded that supplying quantities of water below black cumin's water requirement does not adversely affect its seed yield and oils content.