J. Bio. Env. Sci.5(3), 153-157, September 2014
Mungbean is a warm season crop requiring 90–120 days of frost free conditions from planting to maturity. Adequate rainfall is required from flowering to late pod filling in order to ensure good yield. Salicylic acid (SA), a plant phenol is now considered as a hormone-like endogenous regulator, has defense mechanism against biotic and abiotic stresses. The experiment was conducted in 2013 at the Research Station tropical fruits and natural resources in bahukalat. The field experiment was laid out in randomized complete block design with split plot design with three replications. Treatments included irrigation as a major factor in three levels included (Full irrigation, Irrigation cut at flowering time, Irrigation cut at pod time) and salicylic acid concentrations in four levels included (0, 900, 1800, 2700 Micromolar) before planting the priming was done. Analysis of variance showed that the effect of water stress and salicylic acid on all characteristic was significant.
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