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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 5, Issue 6 (2017)
Influence of different training systems in cucumber under naturally ventilated poly house


Author(s): GV Rajalingam, V Rajasree, T Arumugam and T Saraswathi

Abstract:
To develop a suitable training system in cucumber, experiments were conducted in college orchard, HC&RI, Coimbatore under naturally ventilated poly house during kharif 2014 and summer 2015. F 1 hybrid ‘Multi star’ was used. Four treatments were followed viz., Drape system (The apical meristem is not removed and the plant is draped over the top cable wire at 8 feet height. All other side branches are removed), Pinch system (The apical meristem is removed at 8 feet height and a lateral shoot is trained over the cable wire at 8 feet height and back down to the floor), Allowing only 2 lateral shoots from the basal 2 nodes (@ 1 per each node and the apical meristem is not removed and the plant is draped over the top cable wire at 8 feet height) and the control which includes allowing only 4 lateral shoots from the basal 4 nodes (@ 1 per each node and the apical meristem is not removed and the plant is draped over the top cable wire at 8 feet height). The statistical design followed was RBD with five replications. The pooled analysis of two seasons revealed that, the drape system recorded significantly higher values for number of flowers per plant, percent fruit set, fruit weight, fruit length, fruit circumference, number of fruits per plant, total number of harvests, fruit yield per plant (13.15 kg), fruit yield per m2 (19.94 kg), estimated yield per ha (199.4 tonnes) and B:C ratio than control. It also recorded significantly lower values for internodal length, days taken for first flowering and days taken for first harvest (41.27) than control. TSS (3.32 %) and ascorbic acid (3.18 mg per 100 g) were highest in this treatment and it did not show any significant differences. It was concluded that, the drape system of training was suitable in cucumber under polyhouse


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GV Rajalingam, V Rajasree, T Arumugam, T Saraswathi. Influence of different training systems in cucumber under naturally ventilated poly house. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(6):1453-1455.
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