Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2018)
Influence of jute agro textiles on improvement of broccoli productivity in inceptisols
Author(s): A Sarkar, N Swain, PK Tarafdar and SK De
Abstract: To investigate the effect of various jute agro textiles (g/m2) on yield of broccoli and soil moisture conservation along with other soil properties, a field experiment was conducted at the University farm of Regional Research Station, New Alluvial zone of Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Gayeshpur, Nadia, West Bengal.Five treatments viz. T1 –800 GSM, T2 -600 GSM, T3- 400 GSM, T4- 200 GSM jute agro textiles and T5–control were used for the experiment in RBD. Yields of the crop, obtained from different treatments were 4.44 t/ha, 3.70 t/ha, 3.33 t/ha, 2.96 t/ha and 2.22 t/ha in 800,600,400,200 GSM and control respectively. Moisture use efficiency (avg.38.15 % over control) of soil was significantly higher under increasing strength of jute agro textiles. Though maximum yield was produced in T1-800 GSM but, from percentage point of view T2-600 GSM is the most economical for broccoli cultivation. Results indicated that the strength of T1- 800 GSM was found to be the most efficient in increasing yield and moisture use efficiency of broccoli as well as in improving the physical and chemical properties of soil.
How to cite this article:
A Sarkar, N Swain, PK Tarafdar and SK De. Influence of jute agro textiles on improvement of broccoli productivity in inceptisols. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2018; 7(1): 1451-1454.