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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(7): 1419-1427
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.907.163


Impact of Different Types of Organic Mulch on Growth, Yield, Soil Dynamics and Weed Infestation in Beetroot (Beta vulgaris L.cv. Detroit Dark Red) Plots
Pinaki Acharyya1*, Anannya Banerjee1, Dipankar Mukherjee1, Joydip Mandal2 and Biswanath Sahoo3
1Department of Horticulture, Institute of Agricultural Science, University of Calcutta, Kolkata-700019, West Bengal, India
2Department of Horticulture and Post Harvest Technology, Institute of Agriculture, Visva-Bharati, Sriniketan - 731236, West Bengal, India
3Krishi Vigyan Kendra (Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology), Ranital,  Bhadrak-756111, Odisha, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A study was conducted at the Agricultural Experimental Farm of Calcutta University at Baruipur, 24-Parganas (South), West Bengal, India, to record the impact of nine different organic mulches used during the cultivation of beet root crop, c.v. Detroit Dark Red. Sawdust, water hyacinth and unwoven jute mulch enhanced vegetative growth as well as overall yield of the crop to a satisfactory level. Soil temperature was kept moderate under water hyacinth and sawdust mulch. Low water potential values were observed under sawdust, coal ash, FYM and banana leaf mulch thus confirming better water conservation. Mango leaf mulch was more successful than rest of the mulches in arresting weed growth due to it’s allelopathic nature. None of the organic mulches had an impact on qualitative traits like TSS, total sugar, ascorbic acid and antioxidant activity.


Keywords: Beet root, Organic mulch, Water conservation, Temperature regulation, Yield, Weed biomass
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Pinaki Acharyya, Anannya Banerjee, Dipankar Mukherjee, Joydip Mandal and Biswanath Sahoo. 2020. Impact of Different Types of Organic Mulch on Growth, Yield, Soil Dynamics and Weed Infestation in Beetroot (Beta vulgaris L. cv. Detroit Dark Red) Plots.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(7): 1419-1427. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.907.163