INFLUENCE OF SOWING TIME AND PHOSPHORUS LEVELS ON YIELD AND YIELD ATTRIBUTES OF LUCERNE (MEDICAGO SATIVA L.) CV. ANAND−2 UNDER MIDDLE GUJARAT CONDITIONS
SONU RAM, A. K. GUPTA AND J. B. PATEL
1Department of Agronomy,B. A. College of Agriculture,
Anand Agricultural University, Anand – 388110, Gujarat, India
(Received: 11February 2014; Accepted: 15 March 2014)
A field experiment was conducted at Regional Research Station Farm, Anand Agricultural University, Anand to quantify the effect of sowing time and phosphorus levels on Yield and yield attributes of lucerne (Medicago sativa L.) cv. Anand−2 under middle Gujarat conditions during the year 2007-08. For said purpose sixteen treatments comprising combinations of four sowing time (1st, 15th, 30th November and 15th December) and four phosphorus levels (0, 25, 50 and 75 kg ha-1) were tested in a split plot design with four replications. Result revealed that yield attributes viz., number of effective tillers metre-1 row length, number of filled pods raceme-1, number of seeds pod-1 and 1000 seeds weight recorded maximum at harvest were maximum under treatment S3 (15th November), while minimum values of these characters were registered under treatment S1 (1st November).
Key words : Phosphorus, sowing and yield attributes.