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Vol. 11, Special Issue 3 (2022)

Effect of fertigation and scheduling on growth attributes of cucumber under polyhouse

Author(s):
Abhilash Singh, Dhirendra Singh, Lalit Bhatt, PK Singh and Poonam Gautam
Abstract:
The experiment was carried out during two consecutive seasons of 2020 and 2020-2021 (i.e. summer and winter respectively) at Vegetable Research Centre of G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand (India), to study the effect of NPK fertigation and scheduling on growth attributes of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) under polyhouse. The experiment consisted of four levels of fertigation (120:60:60, 100:50:50, 80:40:40 and 60:30:30 N, P2O5 and K2O kg ha-1, respectively) and two levels of scheduling which were based on growth curve of cucumber S1 [25 per cent of each N, P2O5 and K2O at 30 day interval after first fertigation, respectively] and S2 [25% of N, P2O5 and K2O, 25% N, 15% P2O5 and 20% K2O, 40% N, 15% P2O5 and 25% K2O, 20% N, 50% P2O5 and 40% K2O and 15% N, 20% P2O5 and 15% K2O at each 30 days interval after first fertigation] i.e. eight treatments with one extra treatment (recommended dose of fertilizer through traditional methods). It consists of total nine treatments. The experiment was laid out in factorial Randomized Block Design (FRBD) with three replications. The results from the study revealed early flowering recorded with 60 percent of RDF through fertigation, maximum number of tendrils (40.55 and 41.02) and nodes (28.57 and 29.53) were recorded with plant receiving 120 per cent fertigation. Among scheduling maximum number of tendrils (39.14 and 40.27) and nodes at final harvest (28.20 and 28.81) were recorded. From the study, it was concluded that fertigation of 120 kg N, 60 kg P2O5 and 60 kg K2O ha-1 with S2 can be recommended for cucumber cultivation under polyhouse condition.
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How to cite this article:
Abhilash Singh, Dhirendra Singh, Lalit Bhatt, PK Singh and Poonam Gautam. Effect of fertigation and scheduling on growth attributes of cucumber under polyhouse. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(3S): 1718-1723.

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