Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2017)
Effect of mulch and different spacings on seedling vigour of Andrographis paniculata under Himalayan mid hill regions
Author(s): Madan Lal Panwar, Aruna Mehta, Vinod Kumar and Meenu Sood
Abstract: Andrographis paniculata has wide range of medicinal and pharmacological application. It is used in different systems of medicine and exhibit anti-malarial, antidiabetic, antipyretic, hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory and anticancer etc., properties. Present study was conducted to investigate the effect of two treatments as 1) M1-with dry grass mulch and, 2) M2-without mulch under different line spacing levels viz.1) S1-10cm, 2) S2-15cm and 3) S3-20cm on germination % and seedling vigour of Andrographis paniculata. The results revealed that significant higher germination %, survival percentage, number of leaves per seedling, root & shoot length, fresh root & shoot weight/seedling, dry root and shoot weight/ seedling was observed at 10cm line spacing using mulch as compared to control. Thus application of mulch can be a best option for obtaining uniform and healthy seedling vigour in Andrographis paniculata.
How to cite this article:
Madan Lal Panwar, Aruna Mehta, Vinod Kumar, Meenu Sood. Effect of mulch and different spacings on seedling vigour of Andrographis paniculata under Himalayan mid hill regions. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2017;6(3):597-600.