Effect of Different Levels of Nutrients and Intercropping on Flowering Behavior of Cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.) Variety VRI-2: An Advance Study
At the State Horticultural Farm in Neyveli, Tamil Nadu, an experiment was conducted to see how different levels of nutrients and intercropping (Pulses) affected the flowering behaviour of Cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.) variety VRI -2. The study found that using 100 percent of the prescribed fertiliser dose plus 100 kg of FYM and rising cowpea as an intercrop produced the highest total number of flowers panicle-1 (899.35), The total number of flowers panicle-1 (897.58) and number of hermaphrodite flowers panicle-1 (64.56) were comparable to the treatment 75 percent of the prescribed fertiliser dose + 100 kg of FYM and growing cowpea as an intercrop, which registered the total number of flowers panicle-1 (897.58) and number of hermaphrodite flowers panicle-1 (64.56) as compared to the control. Studies on the nutrient requirements of Cashew conducted elsewhere in the country revealed that the major nutrients Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium are needed in relatively large amounts for its growth and development, as well as for ensuring its long-term productivity.
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Department of Vegetable Crops, Horticultural College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, 641 003, India.
Department of Horticulture, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, 608002, India.
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