IJSRP, Volume 4, Issue 6, June 2014 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Ningaraju, G. K. and Joseph, P. A.
A field experiment was conducted at the Kerala Agricultural University during December 2012 to March 2013 to standardize drip fertigation under high density planting in summer grown oriental pickling melon. The experiment was laid out in Randomised Block Design (RBD) with three replications. The treatments consisted of combinations of four irrigation levels (50, 75 and 100 % Ep through drip irrigation and farmers practice of pot irrigation) and three fertilizer levels (100, 150 and 200 % Recommended dose of fertilizer). Irrigation levels significantly influenced the growth characters viz., length of vine, number of leaves per vine, number of branches per vine, LAI and shoot dry matter production.