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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(9): 1833-1838
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.609.226


Influence of Spacing and Pruning on Growth Characteristics, Yield and Economics of Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) Grown Under Protected Environment
Harmanjeet Singh*, Parveen Sharma, Pardeep Kumar and Navjot Singh Dhillon
Department of Vegetable Science and Floriculture, CSK HPKV, Palampur-176062 (H.P.), India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Experiment was conducted at Vegetable Research Farm, Department of Vegetable Science and Floriculture, CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur during spring-summer 2016 and autumn-winter 2016-17 seasons to study the influence of spacing and pruning on growth characteristics, yield and economics of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) grown under protected environment. Plants spaced at 70 × 60 cm with 3 stems pruning had higher number of nodes/plant, number of fruits/plant, fruit weight, prolonged harvest duration and minimum internodal length. But plants spaced at 70 × 30 cm with 2 stems pruning had minimum days to 50 per cent flowering, minimum days to first harvest, maximum plant height, higher yield/m2 area, net returns and Output: input ratio. Based on results of the present study, plants spaced at 70 × 30 cm with 2 stems pruning are suitable for tomato growing under protected environment and were found to be productively and economically efficient.


Keywords: Plant spacing, Pruning, Protected environment, Tomato, Growth and Yield.
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Harmanjeet Singh, Parveen Sharma, Pardeep Kumar and Navjot Singh Dhillon. 2017. Influence of Spacing and Pruning on Growth Characteristics, Yield and Economics of Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) Grown Under Protected Environment.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(9): 1833-1838. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.609.226