Study on seedling vigour in pigeonpea [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millspaugh] hybrids and varieties under regular and limited irrigation conditions

Thakare, D P and Mula, M G and Mehtre, S P and Saxena, K B and Rathore, A (2013) Study on seedling vigour in pigeonpea [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millspaugh] hybrids and varieties under regular and limited irrigation conditions. Green Farming, 4 (6). pp. 679-683. ISSN 0974-0775

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Abstract

The experiment was conducted under glass house with three medium duration pigeonpea hybrids and varieties at Parbhani, Maharashtra during kharif 2012 to understand the process of seedling development under regular and limited irrigation conditions. Research revealed that as compared to varieties the hybrids produced longer radicle (17.92 ± 0.53 cm), greater leaf area (166.43 ± 3.14 dm2), more chlorophyll content (35.49 ± 0.53), high seedling dry weight (4.23 ± 0.11 g), root (1.87 ± 0.05 g)dry weight and greater seedling vigour index (4590.59 ± 180.4) underboth regular irrigation and limited irrigation conditions. This indicated that hybrids have potential to survive under drought conditions and produce more dry matter that can be associated with seed yield. The hybrids ICPH 2740, ICPH 3762 and variety Asha were found superior due to high seedling vigour index across the environments.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Cajanus cajan, Environments, Hybrids, Seedling development, Varieties
Subjects: Mandate crops > Pigeonpea
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2014 11:22
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2014 08:36
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/7319
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