|Author:||Kotoky, U. ; Choudhury, S. ; Hazarika, R.|
|Book Group Author:||NA|
An experiment was conducted during 2002-03 in Jorhat, Assam, India to investigate the effect of conventional, pitcher, bamboo drip irrigation with or without polyethylene mulch on fruit yield and water-use efficiency of Assam lemon (C. limon). The fruit yields under the 3 types of drip combined with polyethylene mulch were at par (20.31, 21.26 and 20.91 tonnes/ha, respectively), however, it increased significantly compared with the drip without mulch and the control. Similarly, the highest water-use efficiency of 1.563 tonnes/ha-cm was recorded in pitcher drip with mulch, followed by bamboo drip (1.555 tonnes/ha-cm) and conventional drip (1.442 tonnes/ha-cm) with polyethylene mulch; the lowest was recorded in the control (0.445 tonne/ha-cm).
|Pages:||483 - 484|
|Journal:||Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences|
crop yield, lemons, mulches, mulching, plant waterrelations, polyethylene film, trickle irrigation, water use efficiency,Assam, India, Citrus, Citrus limon, India, South Asia, Asia, DevelopingCountries, Commonwealth of Nations, Citrus, Rutaceae, Sapindales,dicotyledons, angiosperms, Spermatophyta, plants, Rutales, HorticulturalCrops (FF003) (New March 2000), Plant Water Relations (FF062), PlantProduction (FF100), Soil Water Management (Irrigation and Drainage)(JJ800) (Revised June 2002) [formerly Soil Water Management], SoilManagement (JJ900)