Vol. 14 No. 1
Yield, fruit quality and leaf nutrient status of aonla as influenced by intercropping under integrated nutrient management
Author(s): S. K. SINGH, M. SHARMA AND P. K. SINGH
Abstract: Aonla or Indian gooseberry responds well to intercropping of tuber crops, provided that management practices is followed as per requirement of fruit trees. The experiment was conducted to evaluate the impact of intercropping suran (Amorphophallus) under integrated nutrient management on yield, fruit quality and leaf nutrient status of aonla trees. The highest dry matter, nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium content of leaves in aonla + suran based intercropping system was reported with the treatment containing urea, vermicompost and mustard cake @ (2:1:1) as source of nitrogen. This treatment also resulted in highest fruit yield (36.95 kg/tree in first year and 38.40 kg/tree in second year) and improved fruit quality parameters like total soluble solids (TSS), acidity, Vitamin-C and total sugar.