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EFFECT OF FERTILISERS AND GROWTH REGULATORS ON SEED YIELD AND QUALITY IN PUMPKIN (CUCURBITA MOSCHATA POIR.)

Article Id: ARCC2121 | Page : 20-23
Citation :- EFFECT OF FERTILISERS AND GROWTH REGULATORS ON SEED YIELD AND QUALITY IN PUMPKIN (CUCURBITA MOSCHATA POIR.).Agricultural Science Digest.2009.(29):20-23
Ashok S. Sajjan and Manjunath Prasad
Address : Dept. of Seed Science and Technology, College of Agriculture, P.B. No. 18, Bijapur-586 101, India

Abstract

The field experiment consisted of twelve treatment combinations involving three inorganic fertilizers
viz. F1:100:40:40, F2:125:50:50 and F3:150:60:60 kg NPK/ha and three growth regulator sprays viz.
G1:Ethrel 200 ppm, G2:GA3 25 ppm G3:NAA 100ppm and control (water spray). Results revealed that
higher seed yield per ha (541.0 kg) was recorded at the fertilizer level of 150:60:60 kg NPK/ha
followed by F2 (125:50:50 kg NPK/ha) and F3 (100:40:40 kg NPK/ha) which recorded 379.0 kg/ha and
284.0 kg/ha, respectively. Similarly foliar spray of Ethrel at 200 ppm registered significantly higher
seed yield of 524.0 kg/ha followed by NAA at 100 ppm (471.0 kg/ha) and lowest yield at control
(265.0 kg/ha). The combined effect of NAA 100 ppm and 150:60:60 kg NPK per ha application
resulted maximum seed yield with better quality in pumpkin cv. Arka Chandan.

Keywords

Fertilizers Growth regulators Pumpkin Seed yield Seed quality.

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