International Journal of Agricultural Sciences ISSN: 2167-0447 Vol. 11 (8), pp. 001-007, August, 2021. © International Scholars Journals

Full Length Research Paper

Impact of CCC with nutrients on growth, physiological traits and yield of little millet (Panicum sumatrense) under rainfed condition

Sivakumar, R.

Regional Research Station, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Paiyur, Tamil Nadu, India. Author Email: sivatnau14@gmail.com

Accepted 07 June, 2021

Abstract

A field experiment was conducted to study the impact of chloro choline chloride (CCC) with potassium sulphate and boric acid on growth, physiological traits and yield of little millet under rainfed condition. Combination of CCC (250 ppm) with K2SO4 (1%) and boric acid (0.3%) registered highest total chlorophyll content (1.61 mg) and soluble protein content (14.2 mg). The moderate plant height (120.8 cm) and number of leaves (77) recorded by CCC (250 ppm) with K2SO4 (1%) and boric acid (0.3%) compared to other treatments. However, the highest plant height of 133.2 cm registered by water sprayed control and lowest plant height of 109.2 cm recorded by foliar spray of 250 ppm CCC. The Highest number of leaves was recorded by control (82.3) and lowest in CCC alone (67.3). Lowest number of days to flowering (44.7) recorded in foliar spray of CCC (250 ppm) followed by CCC (150 ppm). However, these treatments are significantly on par with each other. The crop growth rate increased by the application of CCC and not supported by addition of potassium and boron. CCC 250 ppm with K2SO4 and boric acid spray recorded higher grain yield of 897 kg ha-1 compared to control (783 kg ha-1).

Keywords: Little millet, CCC, potassium sulphate, CGR, chlorophyll, soluble protein, grain yield.