ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

A.A. Umale , H.K. Patel, Manoj Kumar, M.V. Kulkarni, J.J. Patel and R.S. Kalasare
Department of Agronomy, B. A. College of Agriculture, Anand Agricultural University, Anand – 388110, India.
J. Pure Appl. Microbiol., 2016, 10 (1): 203-207
© The Author(s). 2016
Received: 07/12/2015 | Accepted: 13/01/2016 | Published: 31/03/2016
Abstract

A field experiment was conducted at College Agronomy farm, Anand Agricultural University, Anand, Gujarat during rabi season of the year 2012 on loamy sand texture soil to study the effect of different dates of sowing and irrigation scheduling based on IW:CPE ratios on yield attributes and seed yield of cress (Lepidium sativum L.) results revealed that crop sown on 15th November (D3) recorded significantly higher plant height (17.56 cm) at 30 DAS and harvest index (18.97 %) and significantly the highest plant height at 60 (96.56 cm), 90 (111.63 cm) DAS as well as seed (2133 kg/ha) and straw (11223 kg/ha) yields. Irrigation treatment I3 (0.8 IW:CPE ratio) noted significantly the highest plant height (17.56, 91.00 and 103.88 cm) at 30, 60 and 90 DAS, respectively as well as seed (1926 kg/ha), straw (10528 kg/ha) yield and significantly higher harvest index (18.00%). These treatments also exhibited highest gross realization and B CBR during investigation.

Keywords

Cress, Date of sowing, Irrigation scheduling (IW:CPE ratio), Seed yield and economics.

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