Kumar, Rakesh and Kaundal, Munish and Vats, S K and Kumar, Sanjay (2012) Agrometeorological indices of white clover (Trifolium repens) in western Himalayas. Journal of Agrometeorology, 14 (2). pp. 138-142.

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Field experiments were conducted during 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 to study the growth performance of white clover (Trifolium repens L.) under different temperature regimes over the crop growth period. The agroclimatic indices for temperature viz., growing degree days (GDD), heliothermal units (HTU) and photothermal units (PTU) were computed for different phenological stages of the crop. Changes in weather parameters concomitant to different sowing time caused significant variation in the performance of the crop. The results indicated that the early sown crop had longer crop span (205 days) than the late sown (142 days). From emergence to seed maturity, white clover accumulated GDD of 2314±72 °C days, HTU of 17791±409 °C days hour and PTU of 29412±742 °C days hour, respectively. Positive correlations were found between fresh leaf weight, fresh stem weight and fresh root weight for GDD, HTU and PTU.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: White clover, phenophases, heat units, heliothermal unit, photothermal unit.
Subjects: Plant sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Aparna Maitra Pati
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2013 07:38
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2013 07:38
URI: http://ihbt.csircentral.net/id/eprint/1320

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