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Production Efficiency of Promising Mungbean Genotypes Affected by Different Sowing Dates Under Rainfed Conditions

Production Efficiency of Promising Mungbean Genotypes Affected by Different Sowing Dates Under Rainfed Conditions

Muhammad Aqeel Sarwar*1, Shahid Riaz Malik1, Waqas Ahmad2, Muhammad Sajid Mahmood3, Muhammad Jawad1, Muhammad Asadullah1, Ijaz Ahmad4 and Muhammad Imran1

1Crop Sciences Institute, National Agricultural Research Centre, Islamabad, Pakistan; 2College of Agriculture, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Bahadur Sub-campus, Layyah, Pakistan; 3PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Pakistan; 4Ecotoxicology Research Institute, NARC, Islamabad, Pakistan.  


Determination of optimum sowing time for mungbean is inevitable which may vary from variety to variety due to variation in agroecological conditions. Therefore a field trial was conducted at pulses research field NARC, Islamabad, to establish the optimum sowing time and suitable genotype for rainfed conditions of the area. The treatments were five sowing dates (15 June, 25 June, 05 July, 15 July and 25 July) and two promising genotypes (NM-11, NCM-2013). Experiment was laid out in randomized complete block design (RCBD) with split plot arrangement by using three replications. Data regarding growth, yield attributes and yield were collected and analyzed. Considering the individual effect, results depicted that among genotypes G2 (NCM-13) exhibited significantly better performance as compared to G1 (NM-11) for most of the studied traits including yield. In case of planting times delayed sowing enhanced the maturity but July 05 reported best results especially for yield attributes like no. of clusters per plant, pods plant-1, biological yield, grain yield and harvest index, however it was statistically similar with planting time July 15 for all these traits. The interaction also exhibited significant results and G2S3 recorded highest yield than all other treatments. So, it can be concluded that genotype NCM-13 should be grown from 05 July to 15 July for maximizing the mungbean yield under rainfed conditions of the area. 


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Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research


Vol. 35, Iss. 1, Pages 1-258


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