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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 2
First page : (259) Last page : (263)
Article doi: : http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6040

Effect of Different Spacings and Fertilizer Levels on Growth Parameters and Yield of Chia (Salvia hispanica L.)

Jeena Mary1*, Veeranna, H. K.1, Girijesh, G. K.1, Dhananjaya, B. C.2 and Gangaprasad, S.3
1Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, Shivamogga
2Department of Soil Science, Shivamogga
3Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Shivamogga
*Corresponding Author E-mail: jeena229@gmail.com
Received: 27.11.2017  |  Revised: 31.12.2017   |  Accepted: 4.01.2018  


A field experiment was conducted in Kharif 2016 at the research field of College of Agriculture, Shivamogga to determine the effect of different spacings and fertilizer levels on the growth parameters and yield of Chia crop. Experiment consisted of three levels of spacings (S1: 60cm x 22.5cm, S2: 60cm x 30cm, S3: 60cm x 45cm) and three levels of fertilizers (F1: 30:20:25 kg NPK ha-1, F2: 60:40:50 kg NPK ha-1, F3: 90:60:75 kg NPK   ha-1). Experimental design adopted was two factor symmetrical experiment with RCBD having three replications. Crop was first established in nursery and then transplanted in main field at 18 days after sowing. A full dose of phosphorus and potassium were applied as basal while 50 per cent of nitrogen was applied as basal and remaining half, 20 days after basal dose as top dressing. Results of the study had shown an increase in the yield level at a spacing of S3: 60cm x 45cm (597.59 kg ha-1) and a fertilizer level of F3: 90:60:75 kg NPK    ha-1 (623.60 kg ha-1). Significantly higher seed yield (676.58 kg ha-1) was obtained in the treatment combination S3F3- 60cm x 45 cm with 90: 60: 75 kg NPK ha-1. Results also revealed that growth parameters viz., number of branches (20.67), leaves (202.50), leaf area (8388.00 cm2) and total dry matter (168.35 g plant-1) were increased at a spacing of 60 cm x 45 cm and fertilizer level of 90:60:75 kg NPK ha-1 compared to other treatments. 

Key words: Chia, spacing, fertilizer levels, growth parameters

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Cite this article: Mary, J., Veeranna, H.K., Girijesh, G.K., Dhananjaya, B.C., Gangaprasad, S, Effect of Different Spacings and Fertilizer Levels on Growth Parameters and Yield of Chia (Salvia hispanica L.), Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(2): 259-263 (2018). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6040

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