SOMA DEVI*, P. T. PATEL AND K. M. CHOUDHARY
Department of Agronomy, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University,
Sardarkrushinagar-385 506 (Gujarat), India
*(e-mail : email@example.com)
(Received : July 28, 2017; Accepted : September 24, 2017)
A quadruplicated split plot design field experiment with two main plot treatments and eight sub-plot treatments was conducted.Both the SH compounds and water were sprayed twice i. e. 25 and 45 DAS. The moisture stress treatments did not exert significant influence on growth parameters viz., plant height, number of branches per plant, leaf area index and chlorophyll content of leaves. Among the SH compounds, thiourea 500 ppm (S4) remaining at par with thiourea 750 ppm (S5) showed its superiority over rest of the treatments recording improvement in plant height, number of branches per plant, leaf area index, dry matter accumulation per plant and chlorophyll content in leaves. Foliar spray of thiourea @ 500 ppm twice at 25 and 45 DAS proved most effective to get higher yield and net returns from summer greengram.
Key words : Greengram, moisture stress, sulphydryl compounds, thioglycolic acid, thiourea