Interactive effect of different staking methods and pruning levels on the growth and yield of Tomato

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Interactive effect of different staking methods and pruning levels on the growth and yield of Tomato

Abdul Waheed, Imtiaz Ahmed, Hussain Shah, Mohammad Abbass Khan, Naveed Ahmed, Noorullah Khan, Fayyaz Ahmed, Sohail Aslam
Int. J. Biosci.20( 3), 266-270, March 2022.
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The study was carried out during summer 2019 to find out the impact of different stalking methods and stem pruning on the growth and yield of tomato, in Olericulture farm of National Tea and high value crops research institute, Shinkiari, Mansehra, Pakistan. A two factor experiment consisting of three stalking methods and three level of pruning were laid out in randomized complete block design having three replication. Plants stalked in inverted V shape stalking, net and strings were assigned to the main-plot whereas plants pruned to 2 stem, 3 stem and one stem were allotted to the sub-plot. Results showed that significantly higher number of fruit per plant (62.22), marketable fruits per plant (55.44) and total yield (48.66 t/ha) were produced by plants having treatments string stalking with three stem. The highest fruit set (48.53 %) was found in plants stalked with string having three stem. Plants grown with string stalking allowing single stem gave maximum length (5.05cm), diameter (4.88cm) and weight (104.22 g) of a single fruit. The result of the above study concluded that tomato produced by string stalking with three stem pruning gave better production as compared to other treatment combination so it is recommended that tomato should stalked with string for better production of tomato.


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