PERFORMANCE OF CUCUMBER VARIETIES UNDER DIFFERENT NUTRIENT SOURCES IN THE RIVERBED OF KANCHANPUR DISTRICT
Sagar Bist, Santosh Bhatt, Tirtha Raj Bhatt, Dipak Karkee, Dipendra Ghimire, Prakash Kumar Pant
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A field experiment was carried out in riverbed of Kanchanpur district to know the performance of cucumber varieties under different nutrients sources. The research site was facing the problem of low productivity of cucumber due to the use of indigenous variety and traditional cultivation practices. So the research was conducted to know the best variety of cucumber with different nutrients source under riverbed condition. The research was carried out from 13th December 2016 to 15th May 2017. The soil of experimental field was sandy loam with pH 6.2. The crop geometry was 75 cm×75cm and the size of each plot was 14.0625 m2. The research was carried out in RCBD design with 8 treatments and 3 replications. The treatment combination used for the field experiment were FYM + Ninja-179, FYM + Malini, Poultry manure + Ninja-179, Poultry manure + Malini, Oilseed cake + Ninja-179, Oilseed cake + Malini, NPK + Ninja-179 and NPK + Malini. Data were collected on the following parameters such as vine length, number of leaves, leaf length, leaf breadth, days to first flowering, days to first fruiting, days to first fruit maturity, male and female flower ratio fruit weight, fruit length, fruit diameter and fruit yield. It is revealed that the performance of different combination of treatments, NPK + Ninja-179 was found to be the best high yielding variety for this locality with yield of 68.79 ton/ha. Besides fruit yield, the treatment combination of NPK + Ninja-179 was superior to other treatment combination in others parameters like vine length(64.67 cm), number of leaves(17.93), fruit length(21.8 cm), fruit weight (535.31g) and fruit diameter(6.00 cm). The study reveals that the treatments combination of inorganic fertilizer with Ninja variety was found to be best under riverbed condition.