Effect of Defoliation on Reproductive Development of the Peanut

Santos, R.B. and Sutton, B.G. (1983) Effect of Defoliation on Reproductive Development of the Peanut. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research , 34 (5). pp. 528-535.

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Pot-grown plants of groundnut cv. Virginia Bunch were defoliated at peg formation, early pod formation, active pod formation and late pod formation, and sampled weekly or at 2-weekly intervals from week 6. In all treatments only the proportion of flowers which formed early in the flowering phase contributed to pod yield at maturity. In treatments where defoliation caused a reduction in pod yield, final pod number was reduced by inhibition of further fruit formation and degeneration of pods already formed. The data indicated that a min. leaf area of 50 cm² was required to retain a pod

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: SNNigam collections
Author Affiliation: Dep. of Agron. and Hort. Sci., Sydney Univ., Sydney, N.S.W. 2006, Australia
Subjects: Statistics and Experimentation > Experimentation
Crop Improvement
Plant Physiology and Biochemistry > Plant Physiology
Divisions: Groundnut
Depositing User: Mr T L Gautham
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2013 11:39
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2013 11:39
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AR9830527
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/11310

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