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Impact of Growing Methods and Direction of Sowing on the Plant Growth and Seed Production of Ridge Guard (Luffa acutangula Roxb)

Impact of Growing Methods and Direction of Sowing on the Plant Growth and Seed Production of Ridge Guard (Luffa acutangula Roxb)

Imtiaz Ahmed*, Naveed Ahmed, Abdul Waheed, Muhammad Abbass Khan, Noorullah Khan and Fayyaz Ahmed

PARC-National Tea and High Value Crops Research Institute, Shinkiari, Mansehra, Pakistan.

ABSTRACT

An experiment on “Impact of growing methods and direction of sowing on the growth and seed production of ridge guard (Luffa acutangula Roxb)” was conducted at PARC-National Tea and High Value Crops Research Institute, Shinkiari, Mansehra, Pakistan during the months of April-September, 2019. The experiment was laid out in Randomized Complete Block design (RCBD) with split plot arrangement having three replications. There were 45 plants in each replication. The treatments comprises of two growing methods i.e. vertical growing method and horizontal method which was assigned to the main-plot and two direction of sowings i.e. east to west and north to south which were allotted to the sub-plot. The results of the experiments revealed significant variation among studied parameters. In case of growing methods, maximum vine length (4.55 m), number of leaves vine-1 (41.22), number of fruit set vine-1 (4.04), fruit weight (2.23 kg), fruit length (41.63 cm), number of seeds fruit-1 (648.83), seed weight fruit-1 (86.66 g) and seed yield (290.33 kg ha-1) was obtained from plants which were trained vertically whereas minimum vine length (4.16 m), number of leaves vine1 (33.49), number fruit set vine-1 (3.49), fruit weight (1.88 kg), fruit length (41.63 cm), number of seed fruit-1 (470.00), seed weight fruit-1 (67.60 g) and seed yield (212.83 kg ha-1) was recorded from horizontal growing method. In case of direction of sowing, maximum vine length (4.44 m), number of leaves vine-1 (39.14), number of fruit set vine-1 (3.86), fruit weight (2.19 kg), fruit length (46.57 cm), fruit width (9.87 cm), fruit cavity (7.33 cm), number of seeds fruit-1 (584.00), seed weight fruit-1 (80.83 g) and seed yield (257.50 kg ha-1) was recorded from plants which were planted on ridges in East to West direction. Whereas, minimum vine length (4.27 m), number of leaves vine-1 (35.57), number of fruit set vine-1 (3.68), number of fruit rot vine-1 (1.44), fruit weight (1.92 kg), fruit length (43.46 cm), fruit width (9.80 cm), fruit cavity (7.23 cm), number of seeds fruit-1 (534.83), seed weight fruit-1 (73.50 g) and seed yield (245.67 kg ha-1) was obtained from plants which were planted in north-south direction. The findings of the present trial indicates that vertical growing method in combination with east to west direction of sowing suited best for seed production of ridge guard.

 

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology

August

Vol. 53, Iss. 4, Pages 1201-1601

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