Follow
International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (IJCMAS)
IJCMAS is now DOI (CrossRef) registered Research Journal. The DOIs are assigned to all published IJCMAS Articles.
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2015 - IJCMAS--ICV 2015: 85.95 For more details click here
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) : NAAS Score: *5.38 (2017) [Effective from January 1, 2017]For more details click here
Indexed in



National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS)
NAAS Score: *5.38 (2017)
[Effective from January 1, 2017]
For more details click here

ICV 2015: 85.95
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2015 - IJCMAS--ICV 2015: 85.95
For more details click here
journals IJCMAS
See Guidelines to Authors
Current Issues

Original Research Articles

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
Email : editorijcmas@gmail.com / submit@ijcmas.com
Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2015: 85.95
NAAS RATING 2017: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(3): 1814-1826
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.603.207


Effect of Pruning Severity and Season for Yield in Grapes (Vitis vinifera L.) Variety Muscat Hamburg
A.Raj Kumar1*, S. Parthiban2, A. Subbiah2 and V. Sangeetha3
1Senior Research Fellow, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore 641 003, India
2Grapes Research Station, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Theni district - 625 531, India
 3Research Associate, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore - 641 003, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Grape vine originated in Armenia as one of the temperate fruit crop got acclimatized under tropical condition. A field investigation on standardization of pruning severity and season for yield in grape variety Muscat Hamburg was carried out during the period from 2014 to 2015 in the farmer’s field, M.S.S. Farms, Kamayagoundanpatty, Cumbum Valley, Theni district in Tamil Nadu. The field experiment was undertaken by adopting Randomized Block Design with eleven treatments replicated thrice. The details of the severities on pruning treatments were: Pruning at 3, 5, 7, 9 bud levels, forward pruning and cane pruning during summer and rainy seasons. The results of the pruning experiment revealed that treatments, T2 (Pruning at 3 bud level) and T4 (forward pruning) recorded the highest trunk girth (4.65 and 4.40 cm). During both the season the treatment T2 and T1 (Pruning at 3 bud level) recorded the highest cane girth (0.64 and 0.56 cm) and internodal length (5.53 and 6.17 cm). The highest numbers of canes per vine (44.03 and 46.21), bud sprouting (16.00 and 16.09 days) and leaf area (235.20 and 239.27 cm2) were recorded in the treatment T8 and T7 (Pruning at 9 bud level) in summer and rainy season crops. The severities of pruning had exhibited pronounced effect on yield per vine. The treatments T7 and T8 (Forward pruning) registered the highest yield vine-1 (13.60 and 17.92 kg yield-1) during summer and rainy season crops.


Keywords: Grapes, Pruning, Trunk and cane girth, Internodal length, Number of canes, Yield.
Download this article as Download

How to cite this article:

Raj Kumar, A., S. Parthiban, A. Subbiah and Sangeetha, V. 2017. Effect of Pruning Severity and Season for Yield in Grapes (Vitis vinifera L.) Variety Muscat HamburgInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(3): 1814-1826. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.603.207