Effects of 28-homobrassinolide on yields of wheat, rice, groundnut, mustard, potato and cotton

Ramraj, V.M. and Vyas, B.N. and Godrej, N.B. and Mistry, K.B. and Swami, B.N. and Singh, N. (1997) Effects of 28-homobrassinolide on yields of wheat, rice, groundnut, mustard, potato and cotton. Journal of Agricultural Science , 128 (4). pp. 405-413.

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The effects of foliar applications of low concentrations of 28-homobrassinolide (HBR) on crop plants were studied in experiments conducted at research stations and in farmers' fields in India during 1989-95. Foliar sprays of different concentrations of HBR were applied at tillering and spike/panicle initiation in wheat (0.5 and 1.0 mg/litre) and rice (0.25, 0.50 and 1.00 mg/litre); at flowering and pegging in groundnuts (0.25 and 0.50 mg/litre); 30 and 45 days after sowing (DAS) in Brassica juncea (0.25 and 0.50 mg/litre); 25 and 35 days after emergence in potatoes (0.25 and 0.50 mg/litre); and 30, 50, 70 DAS in cotton (0.1 and 1.0 mg/litre). The HBR treatments significantly increased seed/grain yields in wheat, rice and mustard, pod yields in groundnuts, tuber yields in potatoes and seed cotton yields, compared with controls. The extent of yield improvement due to HBR was influenced by crop species, concentration of HBR, plant growth stage at application and frequency of application.

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Research Centre, Godrej Soaps Limited, Vikhroli (E), Bombay 400 079, India.
Subjects: Plant Production
Plant Production > Production Practices
Crop Improvement
Divisions: Groundnut
Other Crops
Depositing User: Mr B Krishnamurthy
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2010 17:05
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2010 20:38
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0021859697004322
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/560

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