Vol. 8 No. 1
Effect of planting variables on the growth and yield of shola pith [Aeschynomene aspera L.] – a non-conventional value-added wetland crop of West Bengal
Author(s): P. PODDAR AND R. N. ROY PODDAR
Abstract: Field studies were conducted in West Bengal, India, in 2006, to determine the effect of various planting methods on the growth, yield and economics of shola pith (Aeschynomene aspera). The treatments comprised direct sowing (T1), transplanting with spacing of 50 × 50 (T2), 70 × 70 (T3), 90 × 90 (T4) and 110 × 110 cm (T5). Data were recorded on branches per plant, plant height, basal diameter, nodules per plant, dry weight and marketable yield. Results showed that the best treatment was treatment T3 based on the various parameters studied, had the highest profit and best cost benefit ratio compared to the other treatments.
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