|Author:||Kotoky, U. ; Hazarika, R. ; Choudhury, S.|
|Book Group Author:||NA|
An experiment was conducted in Jorhat, Assam, India during 2001-03 to investigate the effect of different methods of irrigation, i.e. conventional drip, pitcher drip and bamboo drip, with or withour black polyethylene (PE) mulch, on arecanut (Areca catechu). The yield and yield attributing characters (fruit weight and number of nuts per plant) and water use efficiency (WUE) were superior in plants under irrigation treatments than those under rainfed condition (control). The plants under pitcher drip with black PE mulch recorded the highest yield (18.15 t/ha) and WUE (1.509 t/ha-cm), followed by the plants under bamboo drip with black PE mulch (15.22 t/ha and 1.273 t/ha-cm, respectively) and conventional drip with black PE mulch (14.90 t/ha and 1.216 t/ha-cm), while the lowest yield (5.09 t/ha) and WUE (0.314 t/ha-cm) were recorded in the control.
|Pages:||562 - 564|
|Journal:||Research on Crops|
arecanuts, crop yield, mulches, mulching, plant waterrelations, polyethylene film, trickle irrigation, water use efficiency,yield components, Assam, India, Areca catechu, Areca, Arecaceae,Arecales, monocotyledons, angiosperms, Spermatophyta, plants, India,South Asia, Asia, Developing Countries, Commonwealth of Nations,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)