Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2017)
Influence of pinching and plant growth regulators on morphological and sex expression of bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria L.)
Author(s): Patel AN, Parmar VK, Nayak SR and Patel NM
A field experiment was conducted for evaluating effect of pinching and PGRs on morphological and sex expression of bottle gourd cv. ABG - 1. The experiment had 2 levels of pinching (no pinching and pinching at 6th node) and 5 levels of PGRs (control, CCC @ 200 ppm, CCC @ 400 ppm, ethrel @ 300 ppm and ethrel @ 600 ppm) laid out in a RBD (Factorial). The pinching treatment significantly influence on morphological characters and sex expressions viz., length of vine, number of primary branches, number of nodes, internodal distance, female flowers, male flowers and sex ratio. Ethrel @600 ppm profoundly influenced the morphological attributes such as vine length, number of nodes and internodal distance. Floral characters viz, maximum number of female flower, minimum male flowers and lowest sex ratio were recorded in ethrel @600 ppm. The interaction effect was found non-significant for all the characters studied.
Pages: 2035-2038 | 849 Views 71 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Patel AN, Parmar VK, Nayak SR, Patel NM. Influence of pinching and plant growth regulators on morphological and sex expression of bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria L.). Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(4):2035-2038.