Aaqil Khan, Li Jin Cai, Alam Sher, Shahzad Ali, Muhammad Irfan Ahmad, Muhammad Kamran, Ghulam Ali Bugti, Sikandar Ali Jamro
School of Agronomy Anhui Agricultural University, Hefei, Anhui, China
College of Agronomy Northwest A & F University Yangling, Shaanxi, China
Provincial Key Laboratory of Microbial Pest Control, Anhui Agricultural University, Hefei, Anhui, P. R. China
Key Words: Suckericides, Leaf yield, Speight G-28, Suckers plant-1.
To study the effect of different suckericides on the yield of FCV tobacco Speight G-28, an experiment was conducted using randomized complete block (RCB) design with three replications at Tobacco Research Station, Khan Ghari, Mardan during 2009-2010. Treatments consisted of four suckericides, Myleng2 (13 ml/ 2 litre), Stomp 330 E (20 ml/ 2 litre), Tamex (26 ml/ 2 litre) and Pendimethalin 33 Ec (24 ml/ 2 litre) with manual desuckering. High number of 15 suckers plant-1, fresh weight of suckers 394.5 g plant-1 and dry weight of suckers 76.38 g plant-1 were obtained for the plots in which desuckering was done manually while lower number of 1.40 suckers plant-1, fresh weight of suckers 60.11 g plant-1 and dry weight of suckers 18.43g plant-1 were obtained in plots treated with Stomp 330 E. Whereas, maximum leaf area, fresh weight of leaves plot-1, cured weight of leaves plot-1, and leaf yield of 994.5cm2 were 47.22g, 7.127g and 3195 kg ha-1 respectively and that was recorded for Stomp 330 E. The minimum leaf area, fresh weight of leaves plot-1, cured weight of leaves plot-1, and leaf yield were 792.5cm2, 40.69g, 5.767g and 2585 kg ha-1 respectively and that were obtained for manual desuckering. Suckericides were effective in increasing yield and controlling suckers in comparison with manual desuckering; however Stomp 330 E gave maximum leaf area and leaf yield.
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Published By: International Network for Natural Sciences