Evaluation of tomato hybrids for yield and attributing traits under agroclimatic conditions of Kokrajhar district, Assam
A field investigation was conducted to study the performance of four tomato
varieties for growth, yield and yield attributing characters under agro-climatic condition of
Kokrajhar district, during the year 2019-20 and 2020-21 at seven (07) different locations.
Four tomato varieties namely Arka Abhed, Arka Samrat, Arka Rakshak and farmer’s variety
Trishul 1458 (check) were studied under the present experiment. The trial was laid out in
randomized complete block design with four replications. Results revealed the superiority of
Arka Abhed in terms of yield and growth and produced firm, oblate round fruits with average
weight of 111.10g and average yield of 162.80 q/ha. Parameters like plant height (111.7 cm),
number of fruits per plant (73.4) and average fruit weight (111.10g) were observed highest
in Arka Abhed whereas farmer’s variety Trishul 1458 (check) was found with lowest values
for all the parameters. Arka Abhed was also found to have the highest gross returns of Rs.
9,76,800.00 with a Benefit cost ratio of 6.94 with the lowest values in the check variety Rs.
4,04,400.00 and 3.06 respectively. Hence, the farmers of the district were convinced to go
for variety Arka Abhed in lieu of their existing varieties to yield more returns and