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Legume Research, volume 39 issue 5 (october 2016) : 797-801

Influence of growth regulators on nutrient concentrations, nutrient uptake and quality parameters of cluster bean varieties

V.K. Meena1*, M.K. Kaushik1, Rakesh Kumar3, B.L.Meena2, B.P. Meena, Rajesh Kumar, Uttam Kumar, Sourabh Kumar3
1<p>Department of Agronomy, Rajasthan College of Agriculture,&nbsp;MPUAT, Udaipur-313 001, Rajasthan, India.</p>
Cite article:- Meena1* V.K., Kaushik1 M.K., Kumar3 Rakesh, B.L.Meena2, Meena B.P., Kumar Rajesh, Kumar Uttam, Kumar3 Sourabh (2016). Influence of growth regulators on nutrient concentrations, nutrient uptake and quality parameters of cluster bean varieties . Legume Research. 39(5): 797-801. doi: 10.18805/lr.v0iOF.3764.

A field experiment was conducted during the season kharif 2008 and 2009 to find out response of cluster bean varieties to growth regulators. RGC-936 recorded in significantly higher amount of total nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) uptake and protein content during both the years over RGC-1017, RGC-1003 and RGC-1002. Seed + foliar application with thiourea @ 500 ppm recorded maximum total N and P uptake. Quality parameters viz. gum and protein in seed, were found highest in cultivar RGC 1017 which was at par with RGC-1002 and RGC-1003 and all these three varieties were significantly superior over RGC 936. Variety RGC-1017 recorded 15.3% higher gum content over RGC-936. Among the growth regulators. maximum gum content in seed were recorded with the seed + foliar application of thiourea @ 500 ppm. However, it was found statistically at par with the seed + foliar application of TGA @ 100 ppm and significantly superior to rest of the treatments in current study. 

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