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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 6, Issue 4 (2017)

Effect of soil moisture conservation practices and seed hardening on growth, yield, nutrient content, uptake and quality of pearl millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.]

Author(s): Sushila Kanwar, Versha Gupta, PS Rathore and SP Singh
Abstract: A field experiment was conducted during kharif 2013 on loamy sand soil at Agronomy Farm, College of Agriculture, SKRAU, Bikaner to study the effect of moisture conservation practices on pearl millet. Result revealed that modification in surface configuration as ridge and furrow, plastic mulch and pre sowing seed hardening with KNO3 significantly increased dry matter accumulation and total number of tillers/plant, ear head length, test weight, grain yield, stover yield and biological yield also significantly increased with the modification in surface configuration as ridge and furrow method over flat sowing, straw and dust mulch and without seed hardening. Modification in surface configuration as ridge and furrow, plastic mulch and pre sowing seed hardening with KNO3 enhanced grain yield to the tune of 22.21, 14.40 and 48.82 and 10.50 per cent over flat sowing, straw and dust mulch and without seed hardening.
Pages: 110-114  |  899 Views  24 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Sushila Kanwar, Versha Gupta, PS Rathore, SP Singh. Effect of soil moisture conservation practices and seed hardening on growth, yield, nutrient content, uptake and quality of pearl millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.]. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2017;6(4):110-114.
Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry