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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(6): 468-478
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.806.053


Influence of Different Planting Dates on Growth, Yield and Quality of Menthol Mint (Mentha arvensis L.) Cultivars during Kharif Season
Shwetha Desai3*, T.N. Pushpa3, D. Srikantaprasad3, V. Kantharaju1, I.B. Biradar2 and J.S. Hiremath3
1Department of Pathology and Head (AICRP Tropical Fruits), K. R. C. College of Horticulture, Arabhavi – 591 218, University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot – 587 102, Karnataka, India
2Department of Agronomy, K. R. C. College of Horticulture, Arabhavi – 591 218, University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot – 587 102, Karnataka, India
3Department of Plantation, Spices, Medicinal and Aromatic Crops, K. R. C. College of Horticulture, Arabhavi – 591 218, University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot – 587 102, Karnataka, India
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Abstract:

The investigation on menthol mint cultivars Kosi, Kushal, Sambhav, Saksham and Himalaya was carried out to study the effect of different planting dates (5th July, 20th July and 5th August) in kharif 2017-18 on growth, yield and quality in split plot design with three replications under Northern dry zone of Karnataka. The results revealed that, irrespective of cultivars, planting on 5th July was better with the highest values for average plant height, spread, number of branches, leaf area and total dry matter accumulation, resulting in the highest fresh and shade dried herbage yield (15.76 and 11.90 t/ha, respectively) along with the highest essential oil content (0.79%) and essential oil yield (95.44 kg/ha). Among different cultivars cv. Sambhav recorded maximum plant spread and number of branches, leaf area and total dry matter accumulation, fresh and shade dried herbage yield (13.53 and 11.10 t/ha) and essential oil content (0.78) providing the highest essential oil yield (88.48 kg/ha) with the maximum menthol content (72.06 %). Sambhav planted on 5th July resulted in the maximum net returns (₹ 93,227 ha-1) with a B: C ratio of 2.76.


Keywords: Menthol mint, Planting dates, Cultivar, Net returns, B: C ratio
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Shwetha Desai, T.N. Pushpa, D. Srikantaprasad, V. Kantharaju, I.B. Biradar and Hiremath, J.S. 2019. Influence of Different Planting Dates on Growth, Yield and Quality of Menthol Mint (Mentha arvensis L.) Cultivars during Kharif Season.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(6): 468-478. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.806.053