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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 6, Special Issue 6 (2017)

Oil content analysis of <em>Jatropha curcas </em>L. seeds under agronomical treatment with N, P, K and Gypsum

Author(s):

Santosh Prasad, Diwakar Prasad Nirala, Animesh Sinha, Jai Kumar and Phallo Kumari

Abstract:
<em>Jatropha curcas</em> L. has the potential to become one of the world’s key energy crops. Present study deals with agronomic trials pertaining to find out best agronomy practices with respect to irrigation and fertilizer for optimizing <em>Jatropha</em> seed production and their oil percentage. The experiment was conducted at Nagri field 7 Km away from IFP, Lalgutwa. Oil was extracted from the seeds which are obtained from 3 years old plant. Three times fertilizer application added with sulphur was screened out as best treatment for higher production of seeds of Jatropha. Solvent extraction techniques were used for oil extraction. Sulphur containing gypsum played an important role in increasing the yield and oil percentage in seeds of T<sub>5</sub> treatment which is in conformity with the results of earlier works. The effect of sulphur on number of fruits plant<sup>-1 </sup>and number of seeds fruit<sup>-1</sup> was found significant when gypsum was applied.

Pages: 1132-1134  |  1229 Views  191 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Santosh Prasad, Diwakar Prasad Nirala, Animesh Sinha, Jai Kumar and Phallo Kumari. Oil content analysis of <em>Jatropha curcas </em>L. seeds under agronomical treatment with N, P, K and Gypsum. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2017;6(6S):1132-1134.

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