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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(5): 3533-3542
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.408


Performance of Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L. Moench) under Different Spatial Arrangements of Melia composita Based Agroforestry System
J.B. Bhusara, M.J. Dobriyal*, N.S. Thakur, R.P. Gunaga and M.B. Tandel
Department of Silviculture and Agroforestry, College of Forestry, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari 396450 Gujarat, India
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Abstract:

Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L. Moench) is an important vegetable crop and Melia composita (Malabar Neem or Nimabaro) is emerging industrial agroforestry plantations in southern Gujarat. To maximize the land utilization an agroforestry trial was laid to investigate the performance of okra varieties under different spatial arrangements of 2 year old Melia composita plantation with three spacing of S1 (2x2 m), S2 (2x3 m) and S3 (4x2 m) while S0 as open field at College of Forestry, ACHF, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari, Gujarat, India, during winter season of 2015-16 and 2016-17. Okra crop (OV1- GAO-5 and OV2- GJO-3) was intercropped with M. composita reported lower growth parameters as well lower yield as compared to open condition. The results of pooled analysis of two years shown that treatment T2-S0OV2 recorded maximum plant height-106.38 cm, number of branches per plants- 4.68, number of leaves per plants- 36.68, number of flower per plant -26.07, average number of fruits per plant- 22.75, fresh fruit yield per plant- 302.71g and per hectare- 13.62 tonnes in open condition followed by OV1variety. Similarly in intercropping the growth and yield attributes of Okra were minimum height - 85.74 cm, number of branches per plants - 3.59, number f leaves per plant- 25.06, number of flower per plant - 13.27, average number of pod per plant - 16.02, fresh fruit yield per plant- 268.89g and per hectare- 12.10 tonnes were reported in T3 (S1OV1) i.e. in 2x2 m closer spacing while under wider spacing of S2 and S3 okra responded significantly better respectively. Hence wider spacing of S3 (4x2 m) can be suggested for intercropping under M. composita plantations in initial 2-4 years.


Keywords: Agroforestry, Okra, Abelmoschus esculentus, Melia composita, Malabar Neem, Spatial
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Bhusara J. B., M. J. Dobriyal, N. S. Thakur, R. P. Gunaga and Tandel M. B. 2018. Performance of Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L. Moench) under Different Spatial Arrangements of Melia composita Based Agroforestry System.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(5): 3533-3542. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.408