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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
Year: 2003  |  Volume: 6  |  Issue: 18  |  Page No.: 1626 - 1630

Influence of Sowing Time, Plant Spacing and Picking Interval on the Growth and Yield of Okra

M.A.H. Talukder, M.A. Mannaf, M.K. Alam, M.A. Salam and M.M.U. Amin    

Abstract: A study was under taken to find out the effect of sowing time; spacing and picking interval on yield and yield components of okra (BARI Dherosh-1). Green pod yield was significantly higher when crop was sown on April (18.92 t ha–1) than March sown crop (16.24 t ha–1). Significantly highest yield (20.99 t ha–1) was recorded at closer spacing (60 x 30 cm2) than wider spacings. Yield was gradually decreased with increasing picking interval. Higher yield was obtained at 2 days picking interval (21.74 t ha–1), which was statistically similar to 3 days picking interval (19.53 t ha–1). Interaction among the effects of sowing times, spacing and picking interval on yield and yield components were found significant except interaction of sowing time with picking interval. The results showed that 2 or 3 days picking interval with closer spacing (60 x 30 cm2) sown in April were found higher yield (24.94 and 23.79 t ha–1, respectively) in okra (var. BARI Dherosh-1).

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