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EFFECT OF DATE OF SOWING AND SEED RATE ON THE GROWTH AND YIELD OF KHARIF MASH (VIGNA MUNGO L)

DOI: 10.5958/0976-0547.2014.01004.0    | Article Id: D-4061 | Page : 211 - 214
Citation :- EFFECT OF DATE OF SOWING AND SEED RATE ON THE GROWTH AND YIELD OF KHARIF MASH (VIGNA MUNGO L).Agricultural Science Digest.2014.(34):211 - 214
Mandeep Singh* and Rakesh Kumar mandeepsingh283@yahoo.com
Address : Department of Agriculture Khalsa College, Amritsar-143 001, India

Abstract

A field study was carried out to evaluate the effect of date of sowing (30th June, 15th July, 30th July and 15th August) with different levels of seed rate (20 kg ha-1, 25 kg ha-1, 30 kg ha-1 and 35 kg ha-1) on the growth and yield of Kharif mash. Maximum grain yield was recorded when sowing was done on 30th of June. It was due to higher number of pods per plant, number of grain per pod, maximum test weight and harvest index. However sowing done on 30th of June was statistically at par with crop sown on 15th of July and further by delay in sowing by 15 days reduced grain yield by 23.7%. Different levels of seed rates significantly effects the grain yield .Maximum grain yield was produced by 20 kg ha-1 seed rate which was statistically at par with 25 kg ha-1 seed rate and reduced progressively with successive increase in seed rates.

Keywords

Date of sowing Kharif mash Seed rate.

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