THE BEHAVIOR OF CORN HYBRIDS IN THE PEDO-CLIMATIC CONDITIONS OF THE TIMIS PLAIN PUBLISHEDG.BRATEIU, L. BOTOȘ, V. ȘURLEA, F. CRISTA
Abstract: The research has been conducted in the village of Banloc, Timis County , in 2013 and 2014. The experiments were structured based on the double repetition strip method. The biological material was composed of two semi-late hybrids: P0216, PR36V74 and a semi-early hybrid: NK FURIO. The average annual temperature in the area in which the experiment was conducted has a value of 10,7 degrees Celsius and the average annual rainfall is 604,7 mm. The experimental plot in the area was located on typical chernozemic soil, with a moist chroma, a medium-fine texture, weak alkaline reaction, medium humus content and high concentrations of mobile phosphorus and potassium. The average plot yield for the 3 tested hybrids of over 11700 kg/ha enables to highlight the fact that maize is a crop capable of harnessing the pedo-climatic potential of this area in an economically effective manner. Out of the 3 hybrids considered for this study, the P0216 hybrid managed to obtain increased harvest compared to the other hybrids analyzed in this research.
Key words: Corn, hybrid, crop, zoning , climate