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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 6
First page : (985) Last page : (989)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5007

Effect of Climate Change on Growth of Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.)

Shwetha1*, Sreenivasa A. G.1, Ashoka J.1, Sushila Nadagoud1 and P. H. Kuchnoor2
1Department of Agricultural Entomology,2Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding,
University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur
*Corresponding Author E-mail: shwethahatti1200@gmail.com
Received: 20.06.2017  |  Revised: 29.07.2017   |  Accepted: 4.08.2017  


The present investigation on climate change and its impact on growth of groundnut crop was conducted during kharif season of 2015-16 using Open Top Chamber (OTC’s) at Main Agricultural Research Station (MARS), University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur, Karnataka. Four circular OTC’s at MARS, Raichur were used for the present investigations. groundnut was raised in different OTC’s having standard climate change treatment10 (IPCC, 2013). Elevated CO2 and temperature significantly influenced the plant growth parameters of groundnut at various crop stages. Groundnut grown in eCO2 (550 ppm) exhibited significantly higher plant height (16.90 cm) with maximum number of leaves (38.25 leaves/plant) and the corresponding values were significantly lower (9.28 cm plant height and 31.94 leaves/plant) in aCO2 + eTemperature (390 ppm + 2 °C). The growth indices viz., leaf area index (LAI) significantly highest (0.31) in eCO2 (550 ppm) and same was lower in aCO2 + eTemperature (390 ppm + 2 °C) treatment (0.11).

Key words: OTC’s, LAI., Groundnut, Kharif

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Cite this article: Shwetha, Sreenivasa, A.G., Ashoka, J., Nadagoud, S. and Kuchnoor, P.H., Effect of Climate Change on Growth of Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.), Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(6): 985-989 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5007