Effect of in situ Rainwater Harvesting and Mulching on Growth, Yield and Fruit Quality in Mango Var. Arka Neelachal Kesri in Eastern India

  • Deepa Samant
  • S Mandal
  • H S Singh
  • Vishal Nath
  • Reju M Kurian
Keywords: Mango (Mangifera indica L.), Arka Neelachal Kesri, in situ Rain-Water Harvesting, Mulching

Abstract

A field study was conducted at Central Horticultural Experiment Station (ICAR-IIHR), Bhubaneswar, India, during 2007-2013 in a new mango orchard of the variety 'Arka Neelachal Kesri' at 5m x 5m spacing, to conserve rain-water and to enhance soil moisture availability during dry periods for augmenting plant growth and fruit production. Among the four in situ rain-water harvesting techniques (cup-and-plate, half-moon, full-moon, and trench) evaluated in combination with three types of mulch (no mulch, inorganic mulch, and organic mulch), the cup-and-plate system resulted in maximum annual increment in vegetative growth and fruit yield (4.67kg/plant), while, organic (paddy straw) and inorganic (black polythene, 100μ thickness) mulches improved vegetative growth, fruit yield and TSS in fruit significantly over no mulch.

Published
2015-06-30
How to Cite
Samant, D., Mandal, S., Singh, H. S., Nath, V., & Kurian, R. M. (2015). Effect of in situ Rainwater Harvesting and Mulching on Growth, Yield and Fruit Quality in Mango Var. Arka Neelachal Kesri in Eastern India. Journal of Horticultural Sciences, 10(1), 99-101. Retrieved from https://jhs.iihr.res.in/index.php/jhs/article/view/170
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Short Communications

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