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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 9, Issue 1 (2020)

Influence of management practices on the growth and yield of muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.)

Author(s):

Ningdalli Mallikarjun, MG Patil, Shekhargouda Patil, AR Kurubar, BK Desai and MV Ravi

Abstract:
The a field experiment laid out with treatment combinations of training system, fruit load and foliar spray of different water soluble fertilizers and water spray as control was carried out during late kharif 2017-18 and 2018-19. The objectives of the study to identify the suitable treatment combination for better growth and fruit yield of muskmelon. It was evident that the single stem training system per vine has resulted in increased the vine length of 25.15, 126.80 and 202.91 cm at 20, 40 and 60 DAT respectively. Leaf blade length was maximum with 7.25, 8.75 and 8.97 cm at 20, 40 and 60 DAT of crop growth respectively. Leaf blade width was maximum with 9.43, 9.47 and 9.59 cm. The leaf area at 20 DAT was 950.65 cm-2 in the treatment of two stems per vine, at 40 DAT it has increased up to 1348.52 and at 60 DAT it has reached up to 1363.41 cm-2 per vine. Leaf area index was high in in one stem per vine it was 1.59, 2.21 and 2.28 at 20, 40 and 60 DAT. Training with single stem per vine, retention of three fruits per stem resulted in the heavy fruits of 1.67 kg and 1.95 kg per vine resulted in The foliar spray with the sulphate of potash @ 0.5% has given highest weight of fruits per vine with 2.13 kg per vine. The training with two stems per vine has yielded 29.74 t ha-1as compare to the training with one stem per vine 22.03 t ha-1. Fruit load also effected significantly on fruit yield, highest fruit yield was obtained in (F3) three fruits per stem 26.46 t ha-1.Among the foliar spray, the highest yield was noticed in the (S4) foliar spray with sulphate of potash @ 0.5% was 28.30 t ha-1.

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How to cite this article:
Ningdalli Mallikarjun, MG Patil, Shekhargouda Patil, AR Kurubar, BK Desai and MV Ravi. Influence of management practices on the growth and yield of muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.). J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(1):931-935.

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