Interactive Effects of Fertigation and Varieties on Pant Growth Attributes and Yield of Soilless Cucumbers
International Journal of Science, Technology and Society
Volume 8, Issue 3, May 2020, Pages: 60-65
Received: Nov. 27, 2019;
Accepted: Dec. 19, 2019;
Published: Jun. 8, 2020
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Mahesh Chand Singh, Department of Soil and Water Engineering, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India
Kamal Gurmit Singh, Department of Soil and Water Engineering, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India
Jagdish Prasad Singh, Department of Soil and Water Engineering, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India
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A study was undertaken to monitor the plant growth attributes and yield of soilless cucumbers (V1: Kafka, V2: Multistar and V3: PBRK-4) in relation to differential fertigation scenarios (F1: 100%, F2: 85% and F3: 70% of nutrient solution under optimal microclimatic conditions) during two successive growing seasons of 2016-17 (Season 1: September 2016 to January 2017 and Season 2: February to May 2017). The yield of cucumbers was significantly affected by fertigation treatments in interaction with crop varieties. The plant growth attributes viz. plant height, number of nodes per plant, leaf area index (LAI), plant intermodal distance, fruit water content (FWC) and others in association affected the yield. Irrespective of the growing seasons, the average fruit yield was recorded to be in the range of 2.5-3.5 kg per plant with having highest and lowest values under F1V2 and F3V3 respectively, in relation to plant height, number of nodes per plant and inter-nodal distance per plant per variety. Among crop varieties, the highest yield was recorded under V2, chiefly due to larger intermodal distance and FWC for same average number of nodes per plant and plant height. Thus, monitoring plant growth attributes is essentially required for better understanding of their relationship with the fruit yield.
Fertigation, Growth Attributes, Cucumber, Varieties, Yield
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Mahesh Chand Singh,
Kamal Gurmit Singh,
Jagdish Prasad Singh,
Interactive Effects of Fertigation and Varieties on Pant Growth Attributes and Yield of Soilless Cucumbers, International Journal of Science, Technology and Society.
Vol. 8, No. 3,
2020, pp. 60-65.
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