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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:6, June, 2020

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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(6): 2839-2844

Effect of Pruning height on Different Varieties of Mulberry in Eastern Dry Zone of Karnataka, India
R. N. Bhaskar*, H. G. Anusha and K. V. Anitharani
Department of Sericulture, UAS GKVK, Bengaluru-560065 (Karnataka), India
*Corresponding author

Mulberry (Morus indica) is considered as sole food plant of silkworm Bombyx mori L. The nutritive value of mulberry leaf is most important factor influenced by environment and cultivation practices. Pruning is one of the cultural activity includes methodical removal of certain branches with an objective of giving proper size and shape to increase the leaf quality and yield. Therefore pruning of mulberry to the height of 60-90 cm above the ground level is a very common practice adopted under rainfed condition. The study revealed that, maximum number of shoots (12.44, 16.40, and 19.57) and more shoot length (29.85, 76.87, 109.32 cm) was observed in Tr-10 variety on 15, 30th and 45 days after pruning. Further, the data on maximum number of leaves (9.20, 15.89, 21.99) was recorded in S-34 variety whereas the internodal distance (5.67, 7.69 8.08 cm) and leaf area (58.32, 175.12 and 224.04 cm2) was recorded in Tr-10. However, the next increased leaf area was recorded after 30 (123.72 cm2) and 45 (163.37 cm2) days after pruning in S-34 followed by MR-2. However, the maximum leaf moisture content of 78.42 per cent was recorded for S-36 followed by S-54 (76.95 %) and S-34 (76.31 %).

Keywords: Mulberry genotypes, Middle pruning, mulberry growth parameters

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Bhaskar. R. N., H. G. Anusha and Anitharani. K. V. 2020. Effect of Pruning height on Different Varieties of Mulberry in Eastern Dry Zone of Karnataka, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 2839-2844. doi:
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