International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 6, Issue 1 (2018)
Influence of pinching and plant growth regulators on morphological and physiological characters of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.)
Author(s): Nayak SR, Parmar VK, Patel AN, Suchismita Jena¬ and Patel NM
Abstract: The possibility of altering the plant frame and physiological aspects during the development of cucumber plant for productivity enhancement and better growth was analyzed using various pinching and PGRs treatments on cucumber cv. Gujarat cucumber-1 at Regional Horticultural Research Station, ASPEE College of Horticulture and Forestry, NAU, Navsari. The experiment was arranged over 15 treatment combinations comprising of 3 levels of pinching (P0: no pinching, P1: pinching at 4th node and P2: pinching at 6th node) and 5 levels of PGRs (G0: control, G1: CCC @ 200 ppm, G2: CCC @ 400 ppm, G3: ethrel @ 300 ppm and G4: ethrel @ 600 ppm) laid out in a Randomized Block Design (Factorial concept) with three replications. The pinching treatment and the PGRs application significantly influenced the morphological characters such as the length of vine, number of primary branches, number of nodes, internodal distance. All the pinching treatments had significantly influenced the total leaf area and leaf area index of cucumber, while the PGRs failed to have any profound effect on these physiological characters, but significantly enhanced the morphological characters. The interaction effect between pinching and PGRs was found non significant for both the morphological and physiological characters.
Pages: 1581-1583 | 335 Views 3 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Nayak SR, Parmar VK, Patel AN, Suchismita Jena¬, Patel NM. Influence of pinching and plant growth regulators on morphological and physiological characters of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.). Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(1):1581-1583.