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Studies on seed production of pea (Pisum sativum L.) varieties with phosphorus levels under Malwa Plateau conditions

DOI: 10.18805/LR-3881    | Article Id: LR-3881 | Page : 722-727
Citation :- Studies on seed production of pea (Pisum sativum L.) varieties with phosphorus levels under Malwa Plateau conditions.Legume Research.2018.(41):722-727
K.K. Kanchan, S.S. Kushwah, S.N. Mishra, I.S. Naruka and P.P. Singh kushwahhort@gmail.com
Address : College of Horticulture, Mandsaur, Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Gwalior-474 002, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Submitted Date : 19-04-2017
Accepted Date : 9-11-2017

Abstract

Field investigation was conducted at the Bahadari farm, College of Horticulture, Mandsaur during rabi 2009-10. Eighteen treatment combinations comprising of six varieties viz.,V1-Arkel, V2-Pusa Pragati, V3-Matar Ageta-6, V4-Kashi Nandini, V5- Kashi Shakti V6-Azad Pea-3 and three phosphorus levels P1-60kg P2O5/ha, P2-90 kg P2O5/ha and P3-120kg P2O5/ha were laid out in factorial randomized block design with three replications.Observations were recorded on growth, yield parameters, seed yield and quality. It was concluded that the variety Matar Ageta-6 was superior as indicated through seed yield and quality. Among the phosphorus levels there was increase in growth, yield parameters, yield and seed quality up to P3 (120 kg P2O5/ha) level but significant improvement was only up to P2 (90 kg P2O5/ha). Economic analysis of different treatments revealed that cost of cultivation was increased with increasing dose of phosphorus application irrespective of variety. Gross return, net profit and cost : benefit ratio were realised highest in variety Matar Ageta-6 with P3 (120 kg P2O5/ha) application. It was followed by the same variety under P2 (90 kg P2O5/ha) application.However, there was very marginal increase with P3 (120 kg P2O5/ha) over P2 (90 kg P2O5/ha). 

Keywords

Pea Phosphorus levels Seed Varieties.

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