• Printed Journal
  • Indexed Journal
  • Refereed Journal
  • Peer Reviewed Journal
Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Issue 3 (2019)

Evaluation of underutilized leafy vegetables for growth and yield

Author(s):

P Bhavithra, R Balakumbahan, P Paramaguru and K Venkatesan

Abstract:
The green leafy vegetables play an important role in the life of rural people as they form an important part of food and nutrition of local population as many of them are traditionally been esteemed for their utilization. Greens are the leafy vegetables in which their leaf and stem portions are edible. Vegetable crops are neither grown commercially on large scale nor traded widely and consumed locally are called underutilized crops. Among various green leafy vegetables many are remain underutilized and unexplored. With an objective to compare the growth and yield performance of fifteen different leafy vegetable viz., Acalypa indica, Alternanthera brasiliana, Alternanthera bettzickiana, Alternanthera sessilis, Cardiospermum helicacabum, Celosia argentea, Chenopodium album, Centella asiatica, Coccinia grandis, Hibiscus cannabinus, Ipomoea aquatica, Pisonia alba, Sauropus androgynous, Talinum fruticosum, Solanum trilobatum were collected. Growth performance of the underutilized green leafy vegetables showed that plant height and leaf breadth was maximum in G10 (Hibiscus cannabinus) at 90 DAP, number of leaves /plant recorded maximum in G4 (Alternanthera sessilis), leaf length was maximum in G14 (Talinum fruticosum). Leaf area and yield was maximum in G3 (Alternanthera bettzickiana) at 90 DAP.

Pages: 214-217  |  1731 Views  647 Downloads


Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
How to cite this article:
P Bhavithra, R Balakumbahan, P Paramaguru and K Venkatesan. Evaluation of underutilized leafy vegetables for growth and yield. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(3):214-217.

Call for book chapter