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Effect of green fruit picking and nutrient sources on the seed production of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench.)

Isaac, S.R.; Pushpakumari, R.

Seed Research 25(1): 83-85


ISSN/ISBN: 0379-5594
Accession: 003108346

In a field trial at Vellayani in 1994-95, okras were grown with 6 t FYM + chemical fertilizers or 12 t FYM + chemical fertilizers or vermicompost or poultry manure. The effect of picking no, 2, 4 or 6 green fruits/plant was also examined. Fruit and seed yields were highest with FYM + chemical fertilizers, but there was only a marginal benefit in applying the higher FYM rate. Seed yield declined as more fruits were picked.

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