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Vol. 10, Special Issue 12 (2021)

Performance of two cultivars of onion under different dates of transplanting as kharif production

Author(s):
Mata Prasad, Sutanu Maji, Maya Ram, Razauddin and Ramesh Chand Meena
Abstract:
An experiment was conducted at Horticulture Research Farm in the Department of Horticulture, School of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Babasaheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India to observe the effect of different date of transplanting on yield and quality of two cultivars for off-season (kharif and late kharif onion) production. There were eight date of transplanting (30th August, 10, 20, 30th September, 10, 20, 30th October and 10th November) and two cultivars (Agrifound Dark Red and L-883) which were laid out in factorial randomized block design (two factors) with three replications. Two year data showed a significant variation in bulb yield and quality of onion due to transplanting in different dates as well as varietal variation. Transplanting on 30th September showed maximum vegetative growth in terms of length of bulb, dry matter content, polar diameter, equatorial diameter, volume of bulb, specific gravity, number of scale/bulb. Among the two varieties, L-883 showed better performance in respect of growth, yield and bulb quality in off-season production as well as in terms of monetary returns. Therefore, it may be concluded that cultivation of L-883 variety may be transplanted on 30th September for profitable off season production at Lucknow region to address the seasonal gap between market demand and production, which also can be beneficial for the customers by minimizing price rise.
Pages: 493-497  |  335 Views  98 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Mata Prasad, Sutanu Maji, Maya Ram, Razauddin and Ramesh Chand Meena. Performance of two cultivars of onion under different dates of transplanting as kharif production. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(12S): 493-497.

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