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Vol. 7, Issue 7 (2018)

Integrated nutrient management (INM) practices influenced vegetative growth and flowering of rainy season bottle gourd [Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standl.] c.v. pusa hybrid-3

Author(s):
Yogendra Kumar Tripathi, Saurabh Kasera, Sudhir Kumar Mishra, VM Prasad and Anurag Dwivedi
Abstract:
A field experiment was conducted at Department of Horticulture, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Allahabad, (U.P) India, during the rainy season of 2017, to study the influence of Integrated Nutrient Management (INM) on vegetative growth and flowering of Rainy Season Bottle Gourd. The experiment was laid out in randomized block design with three replications consisted of nine treatment combinations viz. T0 (Control), T1 [FYM @20t/ha], T2 [FYM @ 10t/ha +half N.P.K through chemical fertilizer], T3 [Neem cake @ 1t/ha], T4 [Neem cake @0.5t/ha + half N.P.K through chemical fertilizer], T5 [Vermi compost @ 5t/ha], T6 [Vermi compost @2.5t/ha + half N.P.K through chemical fertilizer], T7 [Poultry Manure @ 5t/ha] and T8 [Poultry Manure @ 2.5t/ha + half N.P.K through chemical fertilizer] were allocated randomly in each plot. The plants were planted at 1m X 1.5m spacing in each 6m2 plot size. The data were collected from five randomly selected plant of each treatment and subjected to statistical analysis. The results revealed that the treatment T8 (Poultry Manure @ 2.5t/ha + half N.P.K through chemical fertilizer) significantly found best among the all treatments at all successive growth stages in term of maximum vine height (8.93m), Number of branches (6.65), length of lateral branches (4.04m) and leaf area/plant (506.72cm2) as growth parameters whereas minimum days to 1st male flower (63.30days), days to 1st female flower (66.81days), node no. to 1st female flower (11.94) and more no. of male flower (76.54), maximum no. of female flower (30.06) and lowest per cent deformed fruits (10.45%) were found significant as flowering parameters while lowest response for these parameters were recorded with T0 (control) which received only recommended dose of NPK.
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How to cite this article:
Yogendra Kumar Tripathi, Saurabh Kasera, Sudhir Kumar Mishra, VM Prasad, Anurag Dwivedi. Integrated nutrient management (INM) practices influenced vegetative growth and flowering of rainy season bottle gourd [Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standl.] c.v. pusa hybrid-3. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(7):555-558.

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