Kumar, Dinesh and Dwivedi, G K and Singh, S N (2005) Seed yield and quality of buffel grass (Cenchrus ciliaris ) as influenced by row spacing and fertilizer level. Tropical Grassland (Australia), 39 . pp. 107-111.
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A field experiment investigated the impact of different row spacings and fertiliser (N and P) levels on seed yield and quality of buffel grass (Cenchrus ciliaris) on an infertile soil during 1997 and 1998 at Jhansi, India. The experiment was a factorial design comprising all combinations of 3 row spacings (40, 60 and 75 cm) and 3 levels (kg/ha) of N and P fertiliser (20 N:8.7 P, 40 N:17.5 P and 60 N:26.0 P), arranged in 3 randomised blocks. The results showed that wider row spacing (75 cm) enhanced seed production in this experiment. Number of total tillers/tussock, fertile tillers/tussock and spikelets/spike plus spike length and seed yield were significantly greater under the widest row spacing (75 cm). Seed yield and its attributes increased significantly up to the highest level of fertiliser. In general, seed quality improved significantly with increased row spacing, but fertiliser level had little effect on seed quality.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Seed yield, seed quality,buffel grass, Cenchrus ciliaris, row spacing,fertiliser level, nitrogen, phosphorus|
|Subjects:||Agricultural Sciences and Technology > Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry|
Agricultural Sciences and Technology > Agronomy
Agricultural Sciences and Technology > Seed Science and Technology
Agricultural Sciences and Technology > Soil Science
|Deposited By:||Dr Dinesh Kumar|
|Deposited On:||21 Jul 2010 16:52|
|Last Modified:||21 Jul 2010 16:52|
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