EVALUATION OF TOMATO VARIETIES FOR GROWTH AND YIELD COMPONENTS IN MADHYA PRADESHMukul Kumar, Vimal Chaudhary, P.K. Dwivedi, S. Dubey, R.S. Raghav, A.K. Suryawansi and A.K. Singh
Different varieties of tomato trail were conducted as the on-farm tail (OFT) in Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh during 2018-19 and 2019-20 to compare the growth development and production potential of three (3) varieties of tomato viz. local check, Arka Rakshak, Arka Samratat farmers field under Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Raisen. Experimental data were collected, i.e. Plant height, total branch plant1, number of fruits plant1, average fruit weight, fruit length, fruit breath, Fruit yield Plant1 (Kg), fruit yield q/ha, production efficiency (Kg/ha/day), Economic efficiency (Rs/ha/day), Gross returns (Rs/ha), Net Returns (Rs/ha). The experiment was laid out in Complete Randomized Block Design. The mean data of all the observations over two years were pooled and statistically analyzed. The result revealed that a maximum number of fruit/plant (26.648), average fruit weight (90.634 gm), Fruit yield/Plant, (2.425kg/ha), fruit yield per hectare (471.5182 q/ha), production efficiency (589.397 kg/ha/day), Gross returns (Rs.235758.9 /ha), Net Returns (Rs.143258.9/ha) and B:C ratio 2.54 were found under Arka Samrat whereas, plant height, fruit length and the number of branches per plant were recorded maximum under Arka Rakshak compared to local check varieties.