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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(2): 26-35
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.005


Influence of Different Methods and Levels of Irrigation on Photosynthetic Pigments in Relation to Yield of Oil Palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.)
M. Chandra Surya Rao1*, B.N. Rao2, V. Vijaya Bhaskar1, K. Suresh2 and S. Kalpana2
1Department of Horticulture, Dr. Y.S.R. Horticultural University, Venkataramannagudem, West Godavari district, A.P – 534 101, India
2ICAR-Indian Institute of Oil Palm Research, Pedavegi, West Godavari district, A.P – 534 450, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A field experiment was carried out on eighteen years old oil palm plantation at ICAR-Indian Institute of Oil Palm Research, Pedavegi, Andhra Pradesh with different methods and levels of irrigation water using crop factors to find out their influence on the photosynthetic pigments in relation to yield of fresh fruit bunches. Significantly highest chlorophyll-a (2.38 mgg-1), total chlorophyll (2.73 mgg-1) were found with drip method of irrigation. Among the levels of irrigation water using crop factor 0.8 has recorded significantly highest chlorophyll-a (2.33 mgg-1). Significantly highest chlorophyll-a (2.66 mgg-1), total chlorophyll (3.11mgg-1) and total carotenoids content (0.17 mgg-1) were observed with drip method of irrigation is crop factor 0.6. Application of irrigation water through drip method of irrigation is crop factor 0.8 recorded highest number of leaves (25.83), highest number of female inflorescences (7.16) and lowest number of male inflorescences (5.12) produced thereby contributed to the increased production of number of fresh fruit bunches (7.16), total weight of FFBs (148.44 kg/palm/year) thus increased FFB yield (21.23 t/ha).


Keywords: Oil palm, Crop factor, Chlorophyll, Male and female inflorescences, FFBs
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Chandra Surya Rao, M., B.N. Rao, V. Vijaya Bhaskar, K. Suresh and Kalpana, S. 2018. Influence of Different Methods and Levels of Irrigation on Photosynthetic Pigments in Relation to Yield of Oil Palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(2): 26-35. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.005