Most important for the region, we recorded the species visiting flowers of 3 important vegetable crops, namely, okra, sponge gourd
, and pumpkin.
The present research work has been planned to investigate the effect of insecticides on the foraging dynamics of pollinators on sponge gourd.
The field was prepared for sowing sponge gourd crop in 10 Ghunta (1000 m) plot size.
First spray was done by mixing Profenofos 40 EC insecticide at 5 0 ml/10 liter water on sponge gourd crop at 7.
1 Overall mean per flower population and reduction % of insect Pollinators sprayed with insecticide at different timings in sponge gourd field.
Crops included carrot, chilies, coriander, crucifers (cabbage and mustard), cucurbits (bitter gourd, cucumber, pumpkin, sponge gourd
, melon and watermelon), eggplant, lettuce, okra, pea, potato, spinach, and tomato.
1987) reported that MH at 150 mg/l had a profound effect on the earliest appearance of pistillate flowers at the lowest node number in bottle gourd Sreeramulu (1987) observed that etherel at 100 mg/ l not only increase the pistillate flowers, but also fastened the appearance of the first female flower in sponge gourd.
Effect of ethrel on sex expression and endogenous auxin content in sponge gourd (Luffa cylindrica).
A spokesman of the agriculture department told here on Wednesday that summer vegetables like cucumber, tomato, sweet chilies, green chilies, pumpkin, sponge gourd
, bitter gourd, vegetable marrow, red gourd, Brinjal, water melon, musk melon could easily and successfully be grown in low, walk-in and high tunnels.
Shillong, July 14 (ANI): Residents of Umklai village in Meghalaya have joined hands to float a cooperative society to become self reliant by making various products of daily use from sponge gourds
which is locally available in abundance.
5 Harvest ornamental gourds and luffa sponge gourds
quickly now, before cold temperatures discolor them.