International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Special Issue 3, Part G (2017)
Study of flowering phenology and pollination in Cajanus cajan L
PJ Kale, JA Tidke, AS Dahat
The present investigations are being carried out during the period 2005-2007 at Amravati. The plant species were visited daily or on alternate day, for collection of blooming phonological. During the present investigation it is observed that in Cajanus cajan L. first flower opens on 12th September to 28th September. The pollen production was found to be 14455.35 + 2475.93 to 18826.83 + 6068.99. The pollen viability percentage was recorded 83.33 to 91.27%. Estimated pollen: ovule ratio was found to be 2891.07 to 3765.36. The important flower pollinators in C. cajan were Xylocopa spp., Apis dorsata, A. florea, Trigona spp., A. cerana indica, Ceratina spp. and moth. The effect of different treatments on the yield in terms of weight of mature fruit was measured 28.00 to 47.02 gm in self- pollination, 41.56 to 60.00 gm in open-pollination and 54.12 to 70.54.
How to cite this article:
PJ Kale, JA Tidke, AS Dahat. Study of flowering phenology and pollination in Cajanus cajan L. International Journal of Applied Research. 2017; 3(3S): 211-214.