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  • HortFlora Research Spectrum
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Journal : HortFlora Research Spectrum
Volume : Volume 6, Issue 4: December 2017
Page (s) : 262-267
Date of Publication
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Article Type : Full Length Original Article
Online : 28-Dec-2017
Growth of Kharif Onion (Allium cepa L.) in Response to Planting Dates and Cultivars
Smaranika Mohanta, Joydip Mandal* and Digvijay Singh Dhakre
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A research work was conducted at Horticulture Farm, Sriniketan during kharif 2013 to study the growth performance of five kharif onion cultivars (Agrifound Dark Red, Arka Kalyan, Arka Niketan, Indam Marshal and Red Stone) in four planting dates (15th August, 30th August, 15th September and 30th September) under Red and Laterite Zone of West Bengal. Overall growth performance of onion plants were improved as the planting dates were shifted from August to September. Maximum plant height, number of leaves and neck diameter were recorded on 30th September planting followed by planting on 15th September. Agrifound Dark Red and Indam Marshal excelled other cultivars in different growth parameters. Onion cultivars Agrifound Dark Red or Indam Marshal were suggested to be planted during September to get vigourous plants, which assumed to give more bulb yield or growers may also sell the plants as green onion in the market.

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Mohanta S., Mandal and Dhakre D.S. (2017). Growth of kharif onion (Allium cepa L.) in response to planting dates and cultivars. HortFlora Res. Spectrum, 6(4): 262-267
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