29. Effect of different plant spacing on the production of turnip (Brassica rapa L.) under agro-climatic conditions of Swabi (Pakistan)

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Qasid Ali Saeed-ur-Rahman, Ibadullah Jan, Muhamm Ali, Muhammad Faheem, Faisal Sattar Muhammad Sayam, Wasim Sajjad

Abstract

The experiment entitled “Effect of different plant spacing on the production of Turnip (Brassica rapaL.) under agro-climatic conditions of Swabi” was conducted at Agriculture research farm, The University of Swabi during 2013-14. The experiment was laid out in Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with three replications and three treatments of planting spaces. Data were recorded for the qualitative and quantitative traits. Variation was observed for all the characters studied. The results showed that there was a significant effect of plant spacing on root weight (gm.), number of leaves while non-significant result was obtained on seedling leaf colour, seedling pubescence, mortality rate and germination percentage. Maximum green seedling leaf colour (3.40), sparse seedling pubescence (3.80), mortality rate (20%), root weight (1448.3g), number of leaves (35.66) was noted in plant spacing 2.5 ft while the minimum light green seedling leaf colour (3.0), root weight (951.7g), number of leaves (25.32), germination (77.4%)  was recorded with plant to plant distance of 1.5 ft. Based on the above outcomes it is recommended that spacing of 2.5 ft should be kept for best growth and maximum fresh production of turnip.


Keywords: Fresh production; Number of leaves; Spacing; Turnip; Vegetative parameters


http://dx.doi.org/10.19045/bspab.2018.70029

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