Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is one of the major cereal crops and staple food sources in Nepal. Wheat varieties being popular in mid hill
regions are still in the early stages of adoption. Identification of appropriate date of seeding plays important role in enhancing the adoption rate
ensuring the sustainable production. Therefore, three dates viz 15th November, 1st and 15th December for seeding and twenty eight wheat
genotypes were evaluated in a split plot design with two replications for two consecutive seasons in 2011/12 and 2012/13 at an altitude of 2200
masl of eastern Nepal. The results showed genetic differences and interaction effect of genotypes with the dates of sowing on grain yield,
panicle length and effective tillers per square meter. The wheat sown on 1st December showed the highest yield as compared to other sown
dates. Similarly, WK1907, WK1911, WK1803, WK1915, WK1909, WK1714 and WK1803 produced highest yield among the tested genotypes
with retaining maximum number of effective tillers and posed suitable maturity across all sowing date.
Cite this paper
Bhattarai, R. , Chaudhary, B. , Thapa, D. B. , Puri, R. R. , Chaudhary, R. N. , Sapkota, B. , Baral, K. and Adhikari, S. R. S. A. S. P. (2015). Yield Interactions of Wheat Genotypes to Dates of Seeding in Eastern Mid Hills of Nepal. Journal of Nepal Agricultural Research Council, e6785.