Volume 7, Issue 5, October Issue - 2019, Pages:477-480
|Authors: E. Aruna, A. Pratap Kumar Reddy|
|Abstract: A field experiment was conducted during rabi seasons of 2017 and 2018 at Agricultural Research Station, Utukur, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh. The experiment was laid out in RBD design with eight spacings viz., 22.5 cm x10 cm, 20 cm x10 cm, 17.5 cm x10 cm, 15cm x 10 cm, 22.5 cm x 8 cm, 20 cm x 8 cm, 17.5 cm x 8 cm and 15cm x 8 cm with three replicates. The test variety kadiri- 6 (popular variety grown during rabi season) was sown on 16th and 20th October 2017 and 2018 respectively. Results of present study revealed that planting groundnut in narrow spacing of 15cm x 8 cm have higher pod yield of 3981 kg ha-1 ( 19% more compared to recommended spacing 22.5 cm x10 cm) which was significantly not differ from 15 cm x10 cm (3801 kg ha-1) spacing. Planting groundnut in narrow spacing increases the seed rate by 150 kg ha-1 while the net monetary benefit was of Rs 18000/- ha-1. From the results of study it can be concluded that narrow spacing is best option for ground nut crop in rabi season.|
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