International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 6, Issue 6 (2018)
Effect of planting pattern and fertilization levels on light interception, chlorophyll content and productivity of Babycorn
Author(s): M Pavithra, KR Latha and N Thavaprakaash
Abstract: A field experiment was conducted in sandy loam soils of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, during Rabi and summer seasons of 2016-17 and 2017-18 to evaluate the influence of crop geometry and fertilizer levels on light interception, chlorophyll content and yield of babycorn. Experiment was conducted with five crop geometry levels viz., 60 × 20cm (S1), 60 × 15cm (S2), 45 × 20cm (S3), 45 × 15cm (S4), 30 × 30cm (S5) in main-plot and four nutrient levels such as 100% recommended dose of nitrogen (RDN) (N1), 100% RDN fb FeSO4 foliar spray @ 1% at 30 and 45 DAS (N2), 125% RDN (N3), 125% RDN fb FeSO4 foliar spray @ 1% at 30 and 45 DAS (N4) in sub-plot in split-plot design. Results revealed that significantly higher light interception and babycorn yield was recorded in combination of S4N4 compared to others. Higher chlorophyll content was noted with N4 without changing its values due to crop geometry levels. Hence, for better production, babycorn must be grown at S4N4 combination.
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How to cite this article:
M Pavithra, KR Latha, N Thavaprakaash. Effect of planting pattern and fertilization levels on light interception, chlorophyll content and productivity of Babycorn. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(6):59-64.