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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(12): 344-352
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1012.040


Effect of Cutting and Foliar Nutrition on Seed Yield of Sirukeerai (Amaranthus polygonoides) var. PLR 1
S. Pozhilarasi1* and R. Geetha2
1Department of Seed Science and Technology, Mother Teresa College of Agriculture, Pudhukottai, Tamil Nadu, India
2Department of Seed Science and Technology, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Sirukeerai (Amaranthus polygonoides) is an annual herb growing to a height of 80 – 90 cm starts flowering at 25 days and yielding green vegetable within 20 – 25 days. A field experiment was conducted at agricultural college and research institute to study the effect of cuttings and foliar nutrition on seed yield of Amranthus.. The cutting was taken to make different treatments i.e. C0 (without cutting), C1 (one cutting at 20 days after sowing) and C2 (two cuttings at 20 days and 35 days after sowing). The investigation resulted that number of foliage cuttings reduced the plant height of sirukeerai. The crop without cutting of foliage gave the maximum dryweight of plant per plant, crop growth rate and relative growth rate which was followed by one cutting and lowest performance was observed after two cuttings The increase in number of foliage cuttings of sirukeerai significantly increased the growth parameters of plant such as number of primary branches per plant, number of secondary branches per plant, number of leaves, number of spike per plant, and seed yield.


Keywords: Sirukeerai, cuttings, foliar spray, growth parameters and seed yields
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Pozhilarasi, S. and Geetha, R. 2021. Effect of Cutting and Foliar Nutrition on Seed Yield of Sirukeerai (Amaranthus polygonoides) var. PLR 1.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(12): 344-352. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1012.040