A.P. SADANA*, S. SRINIVASA RAJU, P. VINOD KUMAR AND Ch. SUNITHA
Horticultural College, Venkataramannagudem, Dr YSR Horticultural University, VR Gudem, West Godavari Dist., A.P.
An the experiment was conducted during Rabi 2009-10 at Akola to study the effect of spacing and seed soaking with GA3 on growth, yield and quality of radish (Raphanus sativus L.). The results revealed that, the significantly the highest plant height (38.20 cm), length of root (25. 53 cm), root yield plot-1 (11.30 kg), hectare-1 (261.54 q), ascorbic acid content (16.11 mg/ 100 g) and minimum pithiness (9.60 %) was recorded in closer spacing of 45 cm x 10 cm (S1). The wider spacing has significantly superior performance in number of leaves (13.86), Leaf area (161.56 cm2), Fresh weight of leaves (115.20 g), Fresh weight of roots (133.10 g), diameter of the root (3.88 cm) and chlorophyll content (0.61 mg/100 g). The effect of seed soaking with GA3 was statistically significant at all stages but the treatment G5 i.e. GA3 at 40 ppm showed superior performance in all growth, yield and quality parameters in radish.
Radish, GA3, Spacing, Seed soaking