Acta Scientific Agriculture (ASAG)(ISSN: 2581-365X)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 3

Effect of Plant Spacing on Yield and Yield Contributing Traits of Black gram (Vigna mungo L. Hepper) During Autumn Season at Gokuleshwor, Baitadi, Nepal

Kailash Raman Bhatt*

Department of Agronomy, Gokuleshwor Agriculture and Animal Science College, Baitadi, Nepal

*Corresponding Author: Kailash Raman Bhatt, Department of Agronomy, Gokuleshwor Agriculture and Animal Science College, Baitadi, Nepal.

Received: January 28, 2020; Published: February 17, 2020



  An experiment was carried out at the research field of Gokuleshwor Agriculture and Animal Science College Baitadi, Nepal from August 5, 2019, to November 10, 2019, to evaluate the impact of plant spacing on yield and yield and yield contributing traits of black gram. The experiment was carried out at four levels of spacing viz. T1 (30×5 cm), T2 (30×10 cm), T3 (45×10 cm) and T4 (60×10 cm). The experiment was laid out in Randomized Complete Block Design having four replications. The differential plant spacing showed remarkable differences in yield and contributing traits of black gram cultivation practices at 0.05 level of significance. The highest plant spacing of 60×10 cm performed better in yield contributing traits such as; number of branches plant-1, number of pods plant-1 and number of seeds pod-1. Whereas, the maximum straw yield was found at closure spacing of 30×5 cm. Similarly, grain yield and harvest index were found superior at the spacing of 30×10 cm. Therefore, plant spacing of 30×10 cm can be recommended to the farmers of Baitadi after confirming the results for a few years.

Keywords: Branches; Black gram; Harvest Index; Spacing; Yield



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Citation: Kailash Raman Bhatt. “Effect of Plant Spacing on Yield and Yield Contributing Traits of Black gram (Vigna mungo L. Hepper) During Autumn Season at Gokuleshwor, Baitadi, Nepal". Acta Scientific Agriculture 4.3 (2020): 01-04.


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