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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 6, Special Issue 6 (2017)

Management practices of growers using plastic low tunnel on flowering and fruiting behaviour of bitter gourd (Momordica charantia L.) during off season

Author(s):

Satish Kumar, Sardar Sunil Singh and Alok Kumar

Abstract:
Bitter gourd is an important vegetable crop of the world. A trial was conducted during 2009-10 and 2010-11 to study the effect of low tunnel on flowering and fruiting behaviour during off season of bitter gourd var. Arka Harit at farm of Bihar Agricultural College Sabour Bhagalpur. The experiment was laid in randomized block design with seven treatments in three replications. The treatments comprised the seven date of sowing i.e., 30th November under open field, 15th December under open field, 30th December under tunnel, 15th January under tunnel;, 30th January under tunnel, 15th February under open field and 28th February under open field. Result was found to be significant in flowering and fruiting behaviour during off season of bottle gourd. Number of days taken to first female flower appearance (53.50 days), and first harvest of fruit (61.00days) were minimum while, fruit length (12.70 cm) fruit girth (7.32cm), fruits/plant (13.50) and yield per hectare 1.260 (quintal) were maximum when the date of sowing was 30th December under low tunnel condition (T3). Time has come to force early flowering in off season to for getting premium price in market.

Pages: 942-945  |  1600 Views  465 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Satish Kumar, Sardar Sunil Singh and Alok Kumar. Management practices of growers using plastic low tunnel on flowering and fruiting behaviour of bitter gourd (Momordica charantia L.) during off season. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2017;6(6S):942-945.

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