EFFECT OF SOIL MOISTURE ON GROWTH OF GLYCINE MAX (L.) Merrill VARIETIES
Dept. of Botany ,T.N.B.College , T.M.Bhagalpur University , Bhagalpur-812007 ( Bihar)E-mail :email@example.com
The present paper evaluates the growth performance of Glycine max (L.) Merrill vars. BSS-2 and RAUS-5 under varying soil moisture levels. Plants under alternative day watering having soil moisture around field capacity were the best performers. Water-logged as well as drier soils caused retardation of growth in both the varieties in which water-logging appeared more deleterious. The maximum biomass was observed under a soil moisture around the field capacity. RAUS-5 appeared best performer while BSS-2 being the laggard.BSS-2 showed maximum sensitivity in waterlogged condition. The RGR and NAR were maximum in alternate day watered plants. Water-logging resulted into delayed initiation of flowering and that BSS-2 displayed the longest span in the stressed condition. Number of flowers and fruits were maximum in alternate day watered plants. RAUS-5 was better performer in the stressed conditions than BSS-2.
Key Words : Soil moisture , Growth performance ,Watering , Stress condition[Download]