RESPONSE OF SUMMER GROUNDNUT TO SPACING AND PLANT POPULATION

Article Id: ARCC4044
Citation :- RESPONSE OF SUMMER GROUNDNUT TO SPACING AND PLANT POPULATION.Legume Research-An International Journal.2001.(24)
Chaniyara N.J., Solanki R.M., Bhalu V.B.
Address : Oilseeds Research Station, Gujarat Agricultllral University, Junagadh - 362 001, India

Abstract

An experiment conducted during summer seasons of 1989 to 1995 on medium black clay soil showed that the pod and fodder yields were significantly higher when crop was sown at 22.5 cm in all the individual years and in pooled results except, during 1993, where 30.0 cm row spacing was found to be significdntly superior with respect to pod yield. Different plant population levels had no remarkable influence on pod yield in individual years as well as in pooled results. However, fodder yield increased with increase in plant population. Interaction effect of row spacing x plant population was found significant in individual years but results were not consistent, though 22.5 cm row spacing with 3.5 to 4.0 lakh plants/ha recorded higher pod and fodder yields then rest of the treatment coimbinations. Keeping 22.5 cm row spacing with 3.5 lakh plants/ha turned out to be more profitable.

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