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STUDIES ON GRAIN YIELD AND YIELD COMPONENTS OF LONG DURATION PIGEONPEA (CAJANUS CAJAN L. MILLSP) AS INFLUENCED BY PLANTING METHODS AND PLANT POPULATIONS

Article Id: ARCC2063 | Page : 230-232
Citation :- STUDIES ON GRAIN YIELD AND YIELD COMPONENTS OF LONG DURATION PIGEONPEA (CAJANUS CAJAN L. MILLSP) AS INFLUENCED BY PLANTING METHODS AND PLANT POPULATIONS.Legume Research.2009.(32):230-232
Akhilesh Mishra, Kedar Prasad, G.B. Swarnkar, Gita Rai and Naushad Khan
Address : Chandra Shakher Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur-208 002, India

Abstract

An experiment was laid out in two consecutive kharif seasons during 2003 and 2004 at
Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh to
study the effect of planting methods and plant densities on yield and yield attributes in late
sown pigeonpea. Experiment consisted four plant populations (88888, 66666, 5333 and 44444
plants ha-1) and two planting methods (Ridge and Flat bed), with four replications in randomized
block design. Results revealed that ridge planting method influnced the seed yield and its
components significantly with an increase of 27% in grain yield; significant increase in grain
yield was also recorded along with simultaneous increase in plant densities.Therefore, it can be
said that ridge sowing with high plant density practice in late sown pigeonpea produces maximum
grain yield.

Keywords

Pigeonpea Ridge Planting methods Plant populations Harvest index.

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