Effect of different levels of nitrogen and cuttings on growth, leaf yield and quality of spinach beet (Beta vulgaris var. bengalensis) cv. ALL GREEN
Gyanendra Pratap Singh, M.L. Meena, Jay Prakash
A field experiment was conducted at Horticulture Research Farm, Lucknow (U.P.) India during Rabi season of 2013-14 to evaluates the effect of nitrogen fertilizer levels (0, 30, 60 and 90 Kg/ha.) and three cuttings at (30, 50 and 70 days after sowing) on green and seed yield of spinach beat cv. ‘All Green’. The experiment was laid out in Factorial Randomized Block Design (FRBD) with three replications for spinach beat crop consisted of 12 treatments namely, Control, N0C1 kg, N0C2 kg, N0C3 kg, N1C1kg, N1C2kg, N1C3kg, N2C1kg, N2C2kg, N2C3kg, N3C1kg, N3C2kg and N3C3kg to find out the effect of the growth, leaf yield and quality traits of spinach beat and various horticulture characters namely; seed germination per cent (%), germination rate index, plant height (cm), leaf area (cm2), root length (cm), shoot length (cm), seeding vigour index, ten seedling dry weight (mg), leaves per plant, leaf moisture, ascorbic acid and leaf yield (q/ha). However, application of the nitrogen and cuttings had a significant influence on plant growth, leaf yield and quality traits of spinach beat and N3C2 90 kg N/ha gave the highest yield than other nitrogen. So, N3C2 was superior among all treatments under investigation for response spinach beat production.