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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 7, Special Issue 4 (2018)

Effect of plastic low tunnel on flowering and fruiting behaviour during off season of summer squash (<em>Cucurbita pepo</em> L)

Author(s):

Satish kumar, Alok Kumar, Sardar Sunil Singh, Rajkishore Prasad and RB Verma

Abstract:
An experiment was conducted during 2009-10 and 2010-11 to study the effect of low tunnel on flowering and fruiting behaviour during off season of summer squash<strong> </strong>var. Australian Green 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., 30<sup>th</sup> November under open field, 15<sup>th</sup> December under open field, 30tyh December under tunnel, 15thy January under tunnel;, 30<sup>th</sup> January under tunnel, 15<sup>th</sup> February under open field and 28<sup>th</sup> February under open field. Result was found to be significant in flowering and fruiting behaviour during off season of bottle gourd<strong>.</strong> Number of days taken to first<strong> </strong>female flower<strong> </strong>appearance (48.50 days), and first harvest of fruit (55.50 days) was minimum while, fruit length (36.20 cm) fruit girth (7.81cm), fruits/plant (8.0) fruits weight (0.970) and yield per hectare 4.25 (quintal) were maximum when the date of sowing was 30<sup>th</sup> December under low tunnel condition (T3).Plastic low tunnel force early flowering in off season.

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How to cite this article:
Satish kumar, Alok Kumar, Sardar Sunil Singh, Rajkishore Prasad and RB Verma. Effect of plastic low tunnel on flowering and fruiting behaviour during off season of summer squash (<em>Cucurbita pepo</em> L). J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(4S):72-75.