A field experiment was conducted to
study the growth and productivity of wheat as affected by row spacing and
direction of sowing at Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal during the 2007-2008 wheat growing
season. The experiment was carried out in 3-factors factorial randomized
complete block design comprising two varieties (Gautam and BL-2800), three row
spacings (15, 20 and25 cm)
and two row directions of sowing (east-west and north-south). The effects of
variety and row direction of sowing on grain yield were significant (p < 0.05), but the grain yield was
not affected by the row spacing treatment. BL-2800 variety produced higher grain yield (3.53 t·ha-1) as compared to Gautam (3.11 t·ha-1). Both wheat varieties yielded about 11% higher (p <
0.05) grain in the north-south sowing as compared to the eastwest
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