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PHYSIOLOGICAL MATURITY IN MUNGBEAN (VIGNA RADIATA L. WILCZEK) CULTIVARS AS INFLUENCED BY DIFFERING HARVEST DATES

Article Id: ARCC2168 | Page : 182-185
Citation :- PHYSIOLOGICAL MATURITY IN MUNGBEAN (VIGNA RADIATA L. WILCZEK) CULTIVARS AS INFLUENCED BY DIFFERING HARVEST DATES.Agricultural Science Digest.2009.(29):182-185
P. John Anurag, A.K. Chaurasia and N.R. Rangare
Address : Department of Seed Science and Technology, Allahabad Agricultural Institute-Deemed University, Allahabad-211 007, India.

Abstract

A study was conducted on the physiological maturity in four mungbean cultivars (K-851,
HUM-2, Asha and HUM-6) during kharif 2006. The experiment was aimed at quality seed
production in terms of its physiological maturity. Pods of various stages of maturity at different
harvest dates were used for the study. Seeds obtained from pods of 25 days after anthesis recorded
maximum dry weight, vigour index mass and 100-seed weight. Both early and delayed harvest
recorded reduced quality of seeds in this crop. The variety Asha was found to be most responsive
for all the parameters studied for physiological maturity at 25 days after anthesis

Keywords

Mungbean Physiological maturity Harvest dates.

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