Effect dates of sowing and cutting  time on seed yield and quality of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) CV. RL-88

DOI: 10.18805/IJARe.A-4804    | Article Id: A-4804 | Page : 493-497
Citation :- Effect dates of sowing and cutting time on seed yield and quality of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) CV. RL-88.Indian Journal Of Agricultural Research.2017.(51):493-497
P.R. Arvind Kumar, B.C. Channakeshava and R. Siddaraju arvindkrathod09@gmail.com
Address : University of Agriculture Sciences, College of Agriculture, Gandhi Krishi Vignana Kendra, Bengaluru-560 065, Karnataka, India.
Submitted Date : 29-05-2017
Accepted Date : 4-07-2017

Abstract

An experiment was carried to find out the effect of sowing dates and cutting time on seed yield and quality of alfalfa cv. RL-88. The results of the experiment revealed that, the significantly higher seed yield per plant (1.491 g), seed yield per plot (161.07 g) and seed yield (355.00 kg ha-1) was noticed in 15th August sowing and the cutting carried out at 60 days after sowing. Whereas, the seed quality parameters of the resultant seeds viz., highest seed germination (95.00 %), seedling length (13.90 cm), seedling dry weight (412.69 mg) and seedling vigour index (1320) found  highest in15th August sowing and the cutting followed at 60 days after sowing. 

Keywords

Alfalfa Cutting time Seed germination Seedling vigour index

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