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|Authors:||Kharche, Sanjay Madhao|
|Title:||EFFECT OF S0WING DATES ON SEED YIELD AND SEED QUALITY OF CORIANDER ( Coriandrum sativum, L.) AND FENUGREEK (Trigonella foenam - graecum, 1.)|
|Publisher:||MAHATMA PHULE KRISHI VIDYAPEETH RAHURI, 418 722 DIST- AHMEDNAGAR, Maharashtra State. (India).|
|Abstract:||The present studies were undertaken during August 30-March 91 at Post Graduate Research Farm,Department of Horticulture, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri. There were in all nine treatments for both the crops replicated thrice in Randomised Block Design. The coriander and fenugreek seeds were sown at 15 days interval from August, 15th to December, 15th. The data in respect of growth, seed yield and quality of seeds were recorded. The results indicated that all the treatments had significant effects on growth characters like germination percentage, height of plants, number of branches, leaf area and days for flowering and maturity. Maximum growth was noticed in treatment D6 (November, 1st sowing) in both the crops. In case of yield contributing characters like number of seeds per plant, seed yield per plant, seed yield per plot, seed yield per hectare and 1000 seed weight, all the treatments had shown significant effect. The highest seed yield per plant was recorded from treatment D6 ( 2. 47g and 2. 13g) in coriander and fenugreek, respectively. There was no influence of different -sowing dates on the components of physical quality characters like pure seed percentage, other seed percentage and inert matter in coriander and other seed percentage in fenugreek. But the pure seed percentage and inert matter in fenugreek showed significant effect. Viable seed percentage, vigour index and dry matter per 10 seedlings were influenced significantly due to date of sowing in both the crops. The maximum viable seed percentage was noted in treatment D6 (66.35% and 57.95%) in coriander and fenugreek, respectively. Dry matter content of 10 seedlings was also maximum from the D6 (1st November sowing). The economics of seed production was worked out for each sowing date, the net income as well as input/output ratio of seed production was maximum from sowing on 1st November (D6) in both the crops followed by 15th October sowing (D5). From the findings of the present investigation, it can be concluded that when the coriander and fenugreek crops are grown for seed production, the optimum period of sowing should be 1st November under Rahuri conditions. Therefore, seed production will be more proper and profitable by undertaking sowing in first week of November in both coriander and fenugreek.|
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