|Author:||Shailendra, Agrawal ; Narendra, Agrawal|
|Book Group Author:||NA|
Field experiments were conducted to study the effect of trickle irrigation on the growth, yield and quality of pomegranate cv. Ganesh in Raipur, Chattisgarh, India. The treatments comprised: 4 litres of water per hour through trickle irrigation (T1); 6 litres of water per hour through trickle irrigation (T2); 8 litres of water per hour through trickle irrigation (T3); 10 litres of water per hour through trickle irrigation (T4); surface irrigation (T5). T4 gave the maximum plant height, basal girth and canopy spread. T3 gave the highest number of fruits per plant, fruit weight, yield, increase in yield, water use efficiency, fruit length, fruit diameter, total soluble solids content and sugar content, and the lowest acidity. The highest net income of Rs. 70 560/ha and benefit:cost ratio (1:2.67) were also obtained with T3.
|Pages:||175 - 181|
|Journal:||Mysore Journal of Agricultural Sciences|
acidity, cost benefit analysis, crop quality, crop yield,fruits, growth, plant development, plant height, plant water relations,pomegranates, returns, sugar content, trickle irrigation, water useefficiency, Chattisgarh, India, Punica granatum, India, South Asia,Asia, Developing Countries, Commonwealth of Nations, Punica, Punicaceae,Myrtales, dicotyledons, angiosperms, Spermatophyta, plants, AgriculturalEconomics (EE110), Horticultural Economics (EE111) (New March 2000),Horticultural Crops (FF003) (New March 2000), Plant Physiology andBiochemistry (FF060), Plant Water Relations (FF062), Plant Production(FF100), Soil Water Management (Irrigation and Drainage) (JJ800)(Revised June 2002) [formerly Soil Water Management], Crop Produce(QQ050), Food Composition and Quality (QQ500)