Effect of sowing date and varieties on growth and yield of okra
Sunil Kumar Gola, Kuldeep Kumar, Yugvinder, Uday Singh and Naveen Kumar
India is the largest producer of okra in the world. Among the cultural factors required for obtaining maximum yield and high returns, date of sowing and choice of cultivars is very important. It is an important factor that affects the physiological, morphological properties of any crop plant as well as yield. Keeping this in view, the present investigation was carried out at Vegetable Research Farm of the Department of Vegetable Science, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, during the rainy season 2020-21 with five different dates of sowing S1 (15th June), S2 (30th June), S3 (15th July), S4 (30th July) and S5 (14th August) and three varieties V1 (Varsha Uphar), V2 (Hisar Naveen) and V3 (Hisar Unnat). The growth and yield attributes viz., Maximum plant stand after 15 days, plant height, number of fruit pickings, fruit length, number of fruits per plant, average fruit weight, fruit yield per plant and yield were recorded from 15th July date of sowing in the cultivar Hisar Naveen. However, minimum number of days to 50% flowering and days to first fruit picking were recorded from 14th August date of sowing in the cultivar Hisar Naveen. Maximum number of branches, internodal length and crop duration were recorded from 15th June date of sowing in the cultivar Hisar Naveen. Based on the study, it was found that higher fruit yield was obtained from Hisar Naveen sown on 15th July which was statistically at par with 30th July date of sowing under prevailing Haryana climatic conditions.
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Sunil Kumar Gola, Kuldeep Kumar, Yugvinder, Uday Singh, Naveen Kumar. Effect of sowing date and varieties on growth and yield of okra. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(10):903-910.