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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:6, June, 2018

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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 715-721

Effect of Sowing Time on Growth, Phenology and Yield Attribute of Summer Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.)
Virender Pal, J.G. Patel* and Anand Kumar
Department of Agricultural Meteorology, C.P. College of Agriculture, S. D. Agriculture University, Sardarkrushinagar - 385 506, Gujarat, India
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An investigation on effect of sowing time on growth, phenology and yield attribute of summer groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) was conducted at Agronomy Instructional Farm, Chimanbhai Patel College of Agriculture, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar during summer season of 2012. Twelve treatment combinations with four dates of sowing (01st February, 11th February, 21st February and 02nd March) and three varieties (GG 2, GG 5 and GG 7) were tried in split plot design with four replications. The growth parameters, yield attributes and yield in terms of characters like plant population and test weight were non-significant and the plant height, number of branches, number of pods per plants, number of grains per plant, pod length, grain yield and stover yield were significantly influenced by the dates of sowing. The highest grain yield and stover yield were obtained from the third date of sowing (25th February) and remained statistically at par with fourth date of sowing (5th March). The variety GM 4 gave the highest yield due to more number of pods, number of grains per pod and 100 seed weight, followed by GM 3 variety which remained statistically at par. The duration of crop growth stages were influenced by the sowing dates. The delay in sowing reduced the total duration of the crop maturity period. The weather condition during the crop season was more or less normal and satisfactory.

Keywords: Groundnut, Variety, Date of sowing

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Virender Pal, J.G. Patel and Anand Kumar. 2018. Effect of Sowing Time on Growth, Phenology and Yield Attribute of Summer Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 715-721. doi:
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