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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(7): 335-343
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.807.041


Effect of Dates of Sowing and Haulm Cutting on Seed Yield and Quality of Fodder Cowpea
Basavaraj Benachinamaradi*, Vinod Kumar, K. Sridhar and D.S. Uppar
Department of Seed Science and Technology, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad – 580 005, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A field experiment was conducted during kharif 2017 at ICAR- Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, Southern Regional Research Station, Dharwad to study the effect of dates of sowing and haulm cutting on seed yield and quality of fodder cowpea. The treatments imposed include three dates of sowing (S1: Sown on June 15th, S2: Sown on July 15th and S3: Sown on August 15th) and four levels of cutting (C1: No cutting, C2: Haulm cutting at flower initiation, C3: Haulm cutting at five days after flower initiation and C4: Haulm cutting at ten days after flower initiation). The results revealed that, significantly higher pods per plant (17.30), pod length (16.01 cm), pod weight (31.07 g), 100 seed weight (11.00 g) and seed yield (4.29 q ha-1) was noticed in 15th June sowing with no cutting Whereas, the seed quality parameters of the resultant seeds viz., seed germination (89.83 %), seedling vigour index (4168) and seedling dry weight (0.65 mg) was highest in 15th June sowing with no cutting. However, the differences among the treatments were non-significant.


Keywords: Dates of sowing, Haulm cutting, Fodder cowpea
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Basavaraj Benachinamaradi, Vinod Kumar, K. Sridhar and Uppar, D.S. 2019. Effect of Dates of Sowing and Haulm Cutting on Seed Yield and Quality of Fodder Cowpea.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(7): 335-343. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.807.041