|Author:||Saeed, Ahmad ; Abid, Mahmood ; Malik, A. J. ; Abdul,Karim ; Kumbhar, M. B.|
|Book Group Author:||NA|
A field experiment was conducted at the Central Cotton Research Institute, Multan, Pakistan during March 1998 to study the response of six okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) cultivars (Chinese Red, Clemson Spineless, Dwarf Long Pod Green (DLPG), Parbhani Karanti, Green Velvet and No. 8) to water stress. Inter-row and plant to plant distance was maintained at 75 cm and 20 cm, respectively. Four treatments, i.e. normal (weekly irrigation), and three stress treatments (water stress at pentafoliate and bud formation, flowering and pod formation, and seeding and maturity), were evaluated. Fresh fruit yield per plant, number of seeds per plant, number of branches per plant, number of seeds per plant and seed yield per plant of Green Velvet, Parbhani Karanti and DLPG were not drastically affected by drought. The maximum reduction in these parameters was observed when water stress (three consecutive irrigation withheld) was imposed at the flowering and pod formation stages, suggesting that these stages were the most sensitive to drought.
|Pages:||73 - 79|
|Journal:||Sarhad Journal of Agriculture|
branches, crop growth stage, crop yield, cultivars, droughtresistance, fruits, irrigation, okras, seeds, stress, stress response,varietal reactions, water stress, yield components, Pakistan,Abelmoschus esculentus, Abelmoschus, Malvaceae, Malvales, dicotyledons,angiosperms, Spermatophyta, plants, eukaryotes, South Asia, Asia,Developing Countries, Commonwealth of Nations, cultivated varieties,drought tolerance, watering, Horticultural Crops (FF003) (New March2000), Plant Breeding and Genetics (FF020), Environmental Tolerance ofPlants (FF900)