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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:9, September, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(9): 1521-1524

Effect of Seedlings Age on Growth, Yield Attributes and Yield of Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.)
Ambesh Kumar Jaiswal1, Jagendra Pratap Singh1, Saurabh Tomar1, Abhishek1 and Nidhika Thakur2*
1Department of Horticulture, Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur 208002 (U.P.), India
2Department of fruit science, VCSG, UUHF, Bharsar, Pauri Garhwal, U.K., India
*Corresponding author

An experiment was conducted on seedling age of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) at Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) during rabi 2014-15 in sandy loam soil of medium fertility. There were 8 treatments of seedlings age viz. 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40 and 44 days old which were tested in RBD replicated thrice. Tomato variety Azad T-5 was used. Seeds were sown in nursery bed from 20.9.2014 at 4 days interval upto 18.10.2014 and seedlings were transplanted in main field on 04.11.2014 in all plots as per treatment. Crop was uniformly manured with 20 t/ha FYM and fertilized with 120 kg N+60 kg P2O5+40 K2O/ha. The results revealed that 24 days old seedlings recorded highest values of plant height (63.19 cm), plant spread from E-W (171.13 cm), number of fruits/plant (31.72), weight/fruit (41.55 g), fruit weight/plant (725 g) and fruit yield (308.63 q/ha), whereas number of primary and secondary branches/plant (7.35 and 9.65, respectively) and fruit diameter (4.41 cm) were found maximum with 28 days old, seedlings. However, 20 days old seedlings performed significantly at par with 24 days old seedlings in most of the crop characters including fruit yield per unit area. It is thus proved that 20-24 days old seedlings are most suitable for transplanting of tomato during rabi season to get higher crop yield in central part of Uttar Pradesh.

Keywords: Tomato, Seedlings age, Plant growth, Yield attributes, Fruit yield.

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Ambesh Kumar Jaiswal, Jagendra Pratap Singh, Saurabh Tomar, Abhishek and Nidhika Thakur. 2017. Effect of Seedlings Age on Growth, Yield Attributes and Yield of Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(9): 1521-1524. doi:
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