Research Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol : 10 - Issue : 5 ; 721-725 Madinat Ul Nisa*1, I T Nazki1, K M Malik1, F A Khan2, S A Mir3, Imtiyaz Murtaza2, M A Sofi4, Divya Slathia1 and Rahat Ashraf Wani1 1Division of Floriculture and Landscape Architecture, 2Division of Basic Sciences, 3Division of Agricultural Statistics, 4Division of Entomology, S. K. University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Shalimar - 190 025, Jammu and Kashmir Abstract Present investigation entitled “Impact of differential methods and time of pinching on vegetative characteristics of cut carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus L.) under Kashmir conditions” was conducted in a polyhouse located at Experimental Farm of the Division of Floriculture and Landscape Architecture, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Shalimar, Srinagar, during 2017 and 2018. The experiment was laid out in randomized complete block design with 12 treatments replicated thrice. Two cultivars (Red King and Dark Dona) were subjected to first pinch at 20, 25 and 30 days after planting (DAP) followed by a pinch and a half thus amounting to 12 treatments in three replications. The results revealed that carnation cv. Red King with first pinch at 20 DAP resulted highest (4.42mm) diameter of side shoots, internodal length (3.80cm) of side shoots, length (21.00cm) of side shoots before second pinching and number of leaf pairs (9.600) of side shoots before second pinching. Results of the present investigation had led to the conclusion that treatment V1F1P1 (cv. Red King with first pinch at 20 DAP) recorded optimum vegetative characteristics.