|Author:||Sulochanamma, B. N. ; Reddy, T. Y. ; Reddy, G. S.|
|Book Group Author:||NA|
Field experiments were conducted during 2001 and 2002 in Andhra Pradesh, India to study the response of pomegranate cv. Ganesh to different evaporation replenishment rates (0.6, 0.8 and 1.0 IW/CPE) under drip and basin irrigation with or without mulch (groundnut shells). Plant height, stem girth and plant spread as well as number and yield of A and B grade fruits were higher under drip irrigation than basin irrigation. Irrigation levels did not influence plant growth, fruit yield, average fruit weight and 100-aril weight. However, lower numbers of B grade fruits in 2001 and A grade fruits in 2002 were recorded with 0.6 IW/CPE ratio than 0.8 IW/CPE ratio. Providing groundnut shells as mulch did not improve fruit yield.
|Pages:||277 - 279|
basin irrigation, crop yield, fruits, growth, mulching,plant water relations, pomegranates, trickle irrigation, water useefficiency, Andhra Pradesh, India, Punica granatum, India, South Asia,Asia, Developing Countries, Commonwealth of Nations, Punica, Punicaceae,Myrtales, dicotyledons, angiosperms, Spermatophyta, plants,Horticultural Crops (FF003) (New March 2000), Plant Water Relations(FF062), Plant Production (FF100), Soil Water Management (Irrigation andDrainage) (JJ800) (Revised June 2002) [formerly Soil Water Management],Soil Management (JJ900)