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
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.