SAGAR, B. M. AND VINOD KUMAR*
Department of Seed Science and Technology
University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad-580005 (Karnataka), India
*(e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org)
(Received : 08 March 2022; Accepted : 24 March 2022)
A field experiment was conducted at vegetables and tuber farm, Dharwad in the year 2017 using factorial RBD to evaluate the influence of three different spacings i.e., 60 cm × 45 cm, 75 cm × 45 cm and 90 cm × 45 cm and three fertilizer levels (100:80:40, 125:100:50 and 150:120:60 kg NPK/ha) on growth, fodder yield and seed yield attributes of velvet bean. The results revealed that, except yield, all the parameters including growth components were non-significantly (P>0.05) influenced from interactions of various levels of spacings and fertilizer levels. However, significantly more pods per plant (29) and seed yield per plant (130.87 g) were recorded at a spacing of 90 cm × 45 cm with 150:120:60 kg NPK per ha. Similarly, significantly higher seed yield (39.66 q/ha), green fodder yield (35.32 t/ha) and dry fodder yield (11.77 t/ha) were recorded in 60 cm × 45 cm spacing with 150:120:60 kg NPK per ha.
Key words: Spacing, fertilizer, Velvet bean, growth, Seed yield