Effect of Leaf Clipping on Morphological Features and Yield in Mungbean Genotypes
The research aimed to investigate the effect of leaf clipping on growth, flower production, and yield of mungbean (Vigna radiata (L.) Wikzek). A field experiment was carried out in four mungbean genotypes viz. BINA moog-5, Mutant E4I-915, Mutant N2M-402, and BINA moog-7. The leaf clipping levels of 0%, 33%, and 66% imposed at the vegetative stages (40 days after sowing) in all four genotypes. The morphological, reproductive, and yield attributes estimated in the study had shown substantial
... rences for the leaf clipping treatments in all four mungbean genotypes. Leaf area, leaf dry weight, stem dry weight, total dry matter, plant height, number of branches per plant, number of open flowers/plant, number of pods/plant, pod length, number of seed/pod, 100-seed weight, single pod weight, straw yield, seed yield, and harvest index varied significantly in four mungbean genotypes. Almost all the studied parameters showed statistically identical performance at 0% and 33% leaf clipping level of the mungbean genotypes, and the least performance recorded at 66% leaf clipping. Therefore, mungbean genotypes appeared to compensate for their yield attributes up to 33% leaf clipping at 40 days after sowing. BINA moog-5 showed the preeminent tolerance against the leaf clipping among the genotypes under study.