Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2018)
To study the growth performance of tuber crops under three-tier agroforestry system
Author(s): Vishnu K Solanki
Abstract: An experiment was conducted to find out performance of tuber crops under Sapota-Jatropha based three-tier agroforestry system at the Agronomy Farm (Block-E), ASPEE College of Horticulture and Forestry, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari (Gujarat) during rainy season 2011 and 2012. Statistically the experiment was laid out in randomized block design with six treatments and four replications. Three medicinal plants viz., Kalihari (Gloriosa superba L.), Kali musli (Curculigo orchioides Gaertn) and Safed musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum Ker.) were selected for the present study. The observations viz. plant height (cm), number of tubers per plant, length of tuber, girth of tuber, crown spread (E-W & N-S) (cm), fresh and dry weight per plant (g) and survival percent were recorded at the end of experiment after planting. Intercropping of kalihari, kali musli and safed musli recorded higher plant height, the sole crop of kalihari, kali musli and safed musli recorded maximum number of tubers per plant, length of tuber, girth of tuber and survival percent. The maximum fresh and dry weight per plant was recorded in sole crop as compared to intercrop. The trend was same in both the years as well as in pooled.
How to cite this article:
Vishnu K Solanki. To study the growth performance of tuber crops under three-tier agroforestry system. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2018; 7(1): 946-949.