EFFECT OF DIFFERENT TRANSPLANTING DATES ON GROWTH AND YIELD OF TOMATO CROP UNDER NATURALLY VENTILATED POLYHOUSED.D. Pardhe, S.R. Bhakar, M.K. Kothari, S.S. Lakhawat, Sunil Joshi and Rajesh Kumar
The experiment was conducted at Plasticulture Farm, College of Technology and Engineering, MPUAT, Udaipur, Rajasthan during May, 2018 to May, 2019 to observe the effect of different transplanting dates on growth and yield of tomato crop. Six different dates of transplanting viz. May 25, June 25, July 25, August 25, September 25 and October 25 were considered. The experiment was laid out in RBD with four replications. Early flowering (37.40 days) as well as earlyfruit harvesting (78.00 days) was occurred in August 25 transplanting, where astransplanting on May 25 resulted in delayed flowering (41.83 days) and fruit harvesting (83.00 days), respectively. Number of fruits per plant was also the highest (40.28) in August 25 transplanting and the lowest (31.75) was in October 25 transplanting. Individual fruit weight was higest in August 25 transplanting whereas lowest in May 25 transplanting. Transplanting on August 25 was found superior in respect of yield (119.11 tha-1) compared to other dates of transplanting.