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EFFECT OF PLANT GROWTH REGULATORS ON GROWTH, YIELD AND QUALITY OF OKRA {ABELMOSCHUS ESCULENTUS (L.) MOENCH}

Article Id: ARCC4567 | Page : 178 - 181
Citation :- EFFECT OF PLANT GROWTH REGULATORS ON GROWTH, YIELD AND QUALITY OF OKRA {ABELMOSCHUS ESCULENTUS (L.) MOENCH}.Agricultural Science Digest.2006.(26):178 - 181
R.T. Kokare, R.K. Bhalerao, T. Prabu*, S.K. Chavan*, A.B. Bansode* and G.S. Kachare
Address : Department of Botany, Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani - 431 402, India

Abstract

A field experiment was conducted, to study the effect of plant growth regulators on growth, yield and quality of okra Cv. Parbhani Kranthi. It revealed that maximum plant height was observed in the plots sprayed with GA 200 ppm, while spraying the plants with NAA 200 ppm resulted in increase in number of leaves, leaf area, plant dry weight, number of fruits, fruit girth, fruit yield per plant, fruit yield (t/ha) and ascorbic acid content over the control (sprayed with distilled water). The growth retardant CCC 400 ppm found to be increased total chlorophyll content in both leaves and fruit and decreased days to 50 per cent flowering. However, increased fruit weight was observed by spraying Marwelstim 2ml per L. Plant growth regulators were foliar sprayed on 30 and 45 days after sowing.

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