Ningdalli Mallikarjun, MG Patil, AR Kurubar, BK Desai, MV Ravi and Shekhargouda Patil
An experiment was conducted to evaluate the different management techniques for growth and yield of muskmelon (Cucumis melo
L.) grown under shade net condition during 2017-18 and 2018-19 at farmer field of Goggha village of Basava Kalyan taluk of Bidar district, Karnataka, India. The experiment was designed in Split-split plot technique with two retention of of one stem and two stems per vine as the main treatments, with retention of one fruit, two fruits and three fruits as three sub treatments and followed by foliar spray of fertilizers and only water as four sub-sub treatments. The vine did not responded significantly for any of the treatment for vine length, leaf blade length and leaf blade width. For the leaf area and leaf area index the main treatment of two stem per vine has significant effect on both leaf area with a maximum of 1042 and 1248 and 1250 cm2
, and leaf area indexwith 2.32, 2.78 and 2.87 respectively at the 20, 40 and 60 DAT.The treatment combinations of Main plot, sub plot and sub-sub plot had no significant influence on leaf area and leaf area index. Significantly highest yield was noticed in two stem per vine with 2.84kg, three fruits per vine with 2.77 kg and 2.91 kg for foliar spray with sulphate of potash @ 0.5%. for the fruit yield per meters squire again the main treatment two stems per vine has given highest yield of 3.7 kg m-2
, among various number of fruit retention three fruits per vine has resulted in the highest yield of 3.60 kg m-2
. Among the foliar spray, sulphate of potash @ 0.5% spray treatment yielded highest fruit yield of 3.78 kg m-2
. Similarly for fruit yield per hectare, the two stem, three fruit and foliar spray of sulphate of potash @ 0.5% has proved to be the super treatment by yielding 37.07, 36.11 and 37.98 kg ha-1
Ningdalli Mallikarjun, MG Patil, AR Kurubar, BK Desai, MV Ravi and Shekhargouda Patil. Impact of management practices on vegetative and reproductive characters of muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.) grown under shade net. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(1):936-940.