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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 9, Special Issue 4 (2020)

Economics of producing quality seedlings of important agroforestry species with different growing media under shade-net conditions in semi-arid region of Rajasthan

Author(s):

Manju Attri, SBS Pandey and Raju Jatav

Abstract:
A field experiment was conducted during June, 2019 to March, 2020 at the Instructional farm Fruit Science at the College of Horticulture and Forestry, Jhalawar, Agriculture University Kota (Rajasthan). The experiment was comprised of eighteen treatments of four growing medium viz.; soil, sand, FYM and Vermicompost in different ratio. The study aimed to find out best growing medium for following three species viz. Ardu (Ailanthus excelsa), Bael (Aegle marmelos) and Neem (Azadirachta indica). Seedlings were raised in the polybags of size 6” x 10” under green shed net (50% light intensity) nursery conditions. Highest Benefit cost ratio of 2.23, 2.97 and 2.23 was observed in T0 with lowest cost of cultivation as used only soil as growing medium for Ardu, Bael and Neem respectively whereas revenue remained constant for Bael Rs.20 per seedling and for Ardu and Neem Rs. 15 only in all the treatments. The results obtained from this study can be used to produce quality planting material of Ardu, Bael and Neem in shortest possible time and lowest quality input.

Pages: 545-549  |  913 Views  281 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Manju Attri, SBS Pandey and Raju Jatav. Economics of producing quality seedlings of important agroforestry species with different growing media under shade-net conditions in semi-arid region of Rajasthan. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(4S):545-549. DOI: 10.22271/phyto.2020.v9.i4Si.12216

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