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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(11): 4228-4234
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.611.495


Impact of Different Shades of Plastic Mulch and Plant Geometry on Yield and Economics on Tender Stem Broccoli in Punjab, India
Ramendra Singh* and Jeewesh Kumar
Agri. Centre of Excellence Field Fresh Foods Pvt. Ltd. Ludhiana, Punjab, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A field experiment was conducted at ACE Farm Field Fresh Foods Pvt. Ltd. Ludhiana, Punjab during Rabi season, 2006-17 to find out the most excellent colour plastic mulch and plant spacing on a new crop- Tender stem broccoli production for export market. Three colour plastic mulch viz. (i) black, (ii) Silver and (iii) non-mulch on the four plant spacing (i) 35 X 30 cm, (ii) 45 X 30 cm, (iii) 35 x 35 cm and (iv) 30 X 35 cm were included in the study. Yield and yield contributing characters were significantly influenced by the treatments. Black colour mulch produced the highest yield (2475 kg/acre) and without mulch produced the lowest yield (2129 kg/ acre) of tender stem broccoli. On the other hand, closer spacing (45 x 30cm) produced the highest yield (2549 kg/ acre) which was statistically superior over the others plant spacing and lowest yield (2050 kg/ acre) was obtained from 35 x 30 cm spacing. Black colure mulch and 45 x 30cm plant spacing combination produced the highest yield (2680 kg/ acre) which was statistically similar to Black colure mulch sowing and 35 x 35cm plant spacing (2625 kg/acre) and the lowest yield (1420 kg/acre) was produced from without mulch and 35 x 30cm plant spacing combination. The economics of black colour of mulch as well as plant spacing of 45 X 35 was found better based on maximum yield, gross return as well as net return.


Keywords: Colour plastic mulch, Plant spacing, Yield, Tender stem broccoli, Return.
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Ramendra Singh and Jeewesh Kumar. 2017. Impact of Different Shades of Plastic Mulch and Plant Geometry on Yield and Economics on Tender Stem Broccoli in Punjab.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(11): 4228-4234. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.611.495