Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Supplement Issue, Dec. 2014; Page No.(237-240)

EFFECT OF SOWING DATE AND TYPES OF VARIETIES ON YIELD ATTRIBUTES OF SOYBEAN IN THE CHHATTISGARH PLAINS ZONE

D.K. Kaushik, S.K. Chandrawanshi, S.R. Patel, R. Lakpale and J.L. Chaudhary

Abstract

Soybean is a fast upcoming crop in the Chhattisgarh region and this crop has gained significance because under minimum agricultural inputs and management practices it fetches profitable returns to farmers. Field experiments were carried out during 2011 at Research and Instructional Farm of Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur for this crop with four dates of sowing and 3 varieties. Number of pods per plant, seed yield were recorded maximum in JS-97 variety @ 52 q/ ha. when compared to the varieties JS-93 05 and JS-335. Whereas, the number of seeds per pod and test weight were recorded maximum with variety JS-93 05. As far as different dates of sowing are concerned, the number of pods per plant, seed yield and test weight were recorded higher under the crop sown on D2 -20 June whereas number of seeds per pod is maximum with crop sown on D3- 30 June.

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