Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 10, Issue 3 (2021)
Morpho chemical characterisation of some underutilised vegetables under different shade conditions
Arunkumar Phurailatpam, Romen Senjam and Chandrakumar Mayanglambam
With the ever increasing world population, agriculture is under pressure to produce greater quantities of food, feed and bio fuel on limited land resources. Current over-reliance on a handful of major staple crops has inherent agronomic, ecological, nutritional and economic risks and is probably unsustainable in the long run. Wider use of today’s underutilized minor crops provides more options to build temporal and spatial heterogeneity into uniform cropping systems and will enhance resilience to both biotic and abiotic stress. The aim of the experiment was to check the performance of the five selected important underutilised vegetables of the region with medicinal properties under different shade conditions of and to develop the cultivation practices of these underutilised vegetables. Five different UVs were grown in different shade conditions of 25%, 50%, 75% and open conditions in RBD. Various morphological and biochemical characters were studied under the different treatments. It was found out the morphological and biochemical characters of the five UVs differ under the different treatments and according to their performance the best shade condition can be identified. Different species performed differently under different shade conditions. As a whole the performance of V1 is best under 75% and 50%; V2 under 75% and 50%; V3 under 50%; V4 under 50% and V5 under 50%. Best shade conditions can be used for planting these plants for better yield and better biochemical contents.
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Arunkumar Phurailatpam, Romen Senjam and Chandrakumar Mayanglambam. Morpho chemical characterisation of some underutilised vegetables under different shade conditions. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2021;10(3):260-266.