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Effect of transparent polythene mulch during the reproductive stages of groundnut

Golombek, S.D.; Talwar, H.S.; Johansen, C.

International Arachis Newsletter 15: 68-69

1995


Accession: 002818958

In a field trial in the rainy season of 1994 at Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh, the effects were studied of transparent plastic mulch from pegging to harvest (50-113 d after sowing) or from pod filling to harvest (71-113 d after sowing) on groundnuts TMV 2, AH 6179 and Comet. Applying mulch from 50-113 d after sowing increased the mature seed DW/plant by 24%, mainly due to an increased number of seeds/plant.

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