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Vegetos- An International Journal of Plant Research
Year : 2017, Volume : 30, Issue : 4
First page : ( 92) Last page : ( 93)
Print ISSN : 0970-4078. Online ISSN : 2229–4473.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2229–4473.2017.00197.5

Manipulation of Plant Spacing and Steckling Size to Increase Growth and Seed Yield in Carrot (Daucus Carota L.) Under Temperate Conditions of Kashmir

Kumar Ashutosh*, Afroza Baseerat, Jabeen Nayeema, Mushtaq Nighat

Department of Horticulture, Bihar Agricultural University, Bhagalpur, Bihar, India

*Corresponding author: Ashutosh Kumar, Department Of Horticulture, Bihar Agricultural University, Bhagalpur, Bihar, India, Tel: +919523037985; E-mail: ashooa4p@gmail.com

Online published on 6 January, 2018.

Abstract

An experiment was conducted at Urban Technology Park, Division of Vegetable Science, SKUAST-Kashmir during 2013–2014. Four levels of spacing and four steckling sizes in carrot were used giving rise to sixteen treatment combinations. Widest spacing (60 cm x 75 cm) recorded maximum plant height number of branches plant−1, number of secondary umbels plant−1, number of tertiary umbels plant−1, seed yield per primary umbel, secondary umbel and tertiary umbel and seed yield plant−1. However highest seed yield, number of secondary and tertiary umbels were recorded in closest spacing of 60 cm × 30 cm. Extra-large steckling size (150–175 g) recorded highest plant height, number of branches plant−1, number of secondary and tertiary umbels, seed yield per primary, secondary and tertiary umbel, seed yield.

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Keywords

Carrot, Steckling size, Spacing, Seed production.

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