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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(3): 3243-3251
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.375


Performance of Plastic Mulch on Papaya Crop
K.K. Sakariya*, R.M. Satasiya, V.D. Satasiya and P.S. Sapariya
College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, JAU, Junagadh-362001, Gujarat, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The experiment on performance of plastic mulch on papaya crop was carried out for two varieties Madhubindu and Taiwan. Papaya had grown under mulch (silver black plastic mulch and black plastic mulch) and no mulch condition in JAU, Junagadh (Gujarat). Randomized Block Design with four replications was selected for the experiment. Crop water requirement was estimated by Penman-Monteith method. Soil parameter (moisture and Temperature) and crop parameter (plant height, stem diameter, number of leaves, number of flowers and number of fruits) were recorded and analysed the effect on papaya crop. The maximum plant height (1.50m), stem diameter (84.30 mm), number of leaves (31.50), number of flowers (9.60), number of fruits (10.30) were observed in silver black plastic mulch and all these parameters were found minimum under no mulch condition. The maximum soil moisture (20.68%) was found in silver black plastic mulch and it was minimum in no mulch condition. Water saving was found as 31.75 % in mulch condition as compared to no mulch condition. For Madhubindu variety, the maximum benefit cost ratio (8.70) and maximum net income (702509.55 Rs/ha) was found as in silver black plastic mulch For Taiwan variety, the maximum benefit cost ratio (9.30) and maximum net income (758509.55 Rs/ha) was found as in silver black plastic mulch.


Keywords: Crop response, Economics, Mulch materials, Papaya, Benefit-Cost ratio
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Sakariya, K.K., R.M. Satasiya, V.D. Satasiya and Sapariya, P.S. 2018. Performance of Plastic Mulch on Papaya Crop.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(3): 3243-3251. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.375