YIELD RESPONSE OF OKRA TO DIFFERENT ROW SPACINGS AND FERTILIZER APPLICATION METHODS UNDER DRIP IRRIGATION SYSTEMV.V. Tejaswini, K. Sai Manogna, N. V. Deekshithulu and K. Sindhuja
An experiment was conducted to study the okra yield response (Abelmoschus esculentus L. Moench) to the different methods of fertilizer application (i.e through fertigation tank and by manual application) & row to row spacing during February-May 2017. Two row spacings of 40x60 cm and 50x60 cm were selected. Analysis of the data showed that the response of the okra crop was considered a better combination of 50 x 60 cm through fertigation method compared to manual application. Yield in plot III was observed to be 22% more compared to manual application under same row to row spacing. Yield attributes such as pod weight, pod length and pod perimeter was also observed to be best in spacing of 50 x 60 cm. Similarly plant characteristics namely plant height, root depth and lateral distribution of roots were also found to be highest in 50 x 60 cm by fertigation method.