Effects of drip irrigation with or without mulch on the yield and water use efficiency of brinjal (Solanum melongena L.) cv. Pusa Kranti.

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Year Published: 2004
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Author: Rana, R. S. ; Verma, I. M. ; Yadav, S. M.
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The effects of irrigation with or without mulching on the performance of aubergine cv. Pusa Kranti were studied in Bikaner, Rajasthan, India, during rabi 2000/01. The plots were drip-irrigated or surface-irrigated with 1.0, 0.8 or 0.6 volume of water with or without a plastic mulch. Irrigation with 0.6 volume of water with mulching gave the highest yield (760.90 quintal/ha), followed by irrigation with 1.0 volume of water without mulching (741.55 quintal/ha). The yield was significantly improved with drip irrigation over the traditional method of surface irrigation. The average quantities of water applied per plant under irrigation with 1.0, 0.8 and 0.6 volume of water were 2.29, 1.8, 1.37 and 2.29 litres per day. [1 quintal=100 kg].

Pages: 23 - 25
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Volume: 20
Number: 1
Journal: Annals of Biology
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ISSN: 0970-0153

aubergines, crop yield, mulching, plant water relations,trickle irrigation, water use efficiency, India, Rajasthan, Solanummelongena, Solanum, Solanaceae, Solanales, dicotyledons, angiosperms,Spermatophyta, plants, eukaryotes, South Asia, Asia, DevelopingCountries, Commonwealth of Nations, India, brinjal, eggplants,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)

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