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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:8, August, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(8): 134-139

Studies on Influence of Growth Retardants in Increasing Yield and Yield Attributing Traits in Bellary Onion (Alium cepa var.Cepa)
M. I. Manivannan1*, J. Prem Joshua2 and R. Arulmozhiyan3
1Department of Horticulture, Horticultural Research Station,Kodaikanal-624 103, Tamil Nadu, India
2Department of Post-Harvest Technology, Horticultural College and Research Institute, Periyakulam-625 601, Tamil Nadu, India
3Department of Horticulture, Agricultural College & Research Institute, Killikulam-628252, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author

A field experiment was conducted at Department of Horticulture, Agricultural College & Research Institute, Killikulam, Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu during Rabi 2018 to study the influence of various growth hormones on bulb size and yield increase and to standardize the appropriate hormone and concentration for increasing the yield and yield attributing traits in onion cv. Agrifound Light Red. The experiment consisted of 9 treatments in various concentrations of four growth retardants, viz. Chlormequat, Mepiquat chloride, Brassinolide and Daminozide. The results revealed that among different growth retardants, Mepiquat chloride 500 ppm significantly reduced the plant height (55.10 cm), increased the number of leaves per plant (10.10) at 90 days after sowing, neck diameter (2.25 cm), root length (8.15 cm) and total chlorophyll content of leaves (2.49 mg/g). The day taken for maturity was recorded minimum in Mepiquat chloride 500 ppm(127.30) while maximum was recorded in control (135.66). Mepiquat chloride 500 ppm application also significantly improved the yield attributing characters viz.,bulb diameter(5.86 cm), bulb height(5.28 cm), bulb weight(76.00 g), marketable yield of bulb/ha(512.15 q) and reduced unmarketable yield of bulb/ha(36.195 q)thereby exerting superiority over other treatments and control for total yield of bulb/ha(548.35 q).

Keywords: Growth retardants, Bellary Onion, Yield, Yield attributing traits

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Manivannan, M. I., J. Prem Joshua and Arulmozhiyan, R. 2021. Studies on Influence of Growth Retardants in Increasing Yield and Yield Attributing Traits in Bellary Onion (Alium cepa var.Cepa).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(8): 134-139. doi:
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