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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:7, July, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(7): 3913-3920

Varietal Evaluation of Vegetable Cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp] with Respect to Plant Growth, Flowering and Fruiting Behavior Under North Gujarat Condition
M. Patel Dipikaben1, L.R. Varma2 and Shilpa Kumari1*
1Division of Vegetable Science
2Department of Horticulture, S. D. Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar, Banaskantha, Gujarat (385 506), India
*Corresponding author

A field experiment was conducted at Horticulture Instructional Farm, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Gujarat during zaid season 2014. The investigation comprising ten varieties viz., Anand Vegetable Cowpea-1, Dantiwada Vegetable Cowpea-2, Kashi Shyamal, Kashi Gauri, Kashi Unnati, Kashi Kanchan, Kashi Nidhi, Arka Garima, Arka Suman and Arka Samridhi were tested in the Randomized Block Design with three replications. Varieties were evaluated on the basis of plant growth, flowering and fruiting characteristics of cowpea. Almost all the growth parameters were significantly influenced by treatments. Treatment V2 (Dantiwada Vegetable Cowpea-2) was recorded maximum plant stand at 20 days (92.59%) and requires minimum days (5.33) taken for germination. Whereas, treatment V1 (Anand Vegetable Cowpea-1) was recorded higher germination per cent (87.70) and took minimum days (6.66) for commencement of first flower and first picking respectively. Treatment V8 (Arka Garima) was found superior with respect to plant height (260.97cm) and number of branches (34.20) at 90 days after sowing. However, Treatment V9 (Arka Suman) performed better with respect to girth thickness of plant (17.35mm) at 90 days after sowing. The maximum days (105) for last harvest was recorded with treatment V3 (Kashi Shyamal) and treatment V4 (Kashi Gauri). Whereas, maximum number of picking (8.0) during the crop period was observed in treatment V3 (Kashi Shyamal), treatment V4 (Kashi Gauri), treatment V5 (Kashi Unnati), treatment V6 (Kashi Kanchan) and treatment V7 (Kashi Nidhi). Treatment V10 (Arka Samridhi) was found superior with respect to number of pods per plant (64.66). Whereas, treatment V7 (Kashi Nidhi) was found superior with respect to yield per hectare (155.54 q). To achieve higher yield and maximum return, cowpea variety Kashi Nidhi is superior.

Keywords: Vegetable cowpea, Plant growth, Flowering, Fruiting

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Patel Dipikaben, M., L.R. Varma and Shilpa Kumari. 2018. Varietal Evaluation of Vegetable Cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp] with Respect to Plant Growth, Flowering and Fruiting Behavior Under North Gujarat Condition.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 3913-3920. doi:
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