Research Article, Vegetos Vol: 30 Issue: 4
Manipulation of Plant Spacing and Steckling Size to Increase Growth and Seed Yield in Carrot (Daucus Carota L.) Under Temperate Conditions of Kashmir
Ashutosh Kumar*, Baseerat Afroza, Nayeema Jabeen and Nighat Mushtaq
Department of Horticulture, Bihar Agricultural University, Bhagalpur, Bihar, India
Received: January 18, 2017 Accepted: October 11, 2017 Published: October 16, 2017
Citation: Kumar A, Afroza B, Jabeen N, Mushtaq N (2017) Manipulation of Plant Spacing and Steckling Size to Increase Growth and Seed Yield in Carrot (Daucus Carota L.) Under Temperate Conditions of Kashmir. Vegetos 30:4. doi: 10.5958/2229-4473.2017.00197.5
An experiment was conducted at Urban Technology Park, Division of Vegetable Science, SKUAST-Kashmir during 2013-2014. Four levels of spacing and four steckling sizes in carrot were used giving rise to sixteen treatment combinations. Widest spacing (60 cm x 75 cm) recorded maximum plant height number of branches plant-1, number of secondary umbels plant-1, number of tertiary umbels plant-1, seed yield per primary umbel, secondary umbel and tertiary umbel and seed yield plant-1. However highest seed yield, number of secondary and tertiary umbels were recorded in closest spacing of 60 cm × 30 cm. Extra-large steckling size (150-175 g) recorded highest plant height, number of branches plant-1, number of secondary and tertiary umbels, seed yield per primary, secondary and tertiary umbel, seed yield.