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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:6, June, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(6): 518-526

Evaluation of Different Organic and Inorganic Mulches for the Growth and Yield Characteristics of Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) under Tarai Region of Uttarakhand, India
Bijeta*, Manoj Raghav and Khushbu Kholiya
Department of Vegetable Science, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India
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Potato (Solanum tuberosum L., 2n= 4x= 48) is one of the major food crops of the world which can supplement the food needs of any country in a substantial manner. It is a perennial plant of the Solanaceae or nightshade family, commonly grown for its starchy tuber content. Mulching plays a very important role in the potato production. It has numerous advantages, it reduces labour required in cultivation and does not harm the crop. Mulching is done to improve the soil structure, it conserves the soil by slowing the evaporation rate, regulates the temperature and provides a more unified appearance to the field. The present investigation was undertaken for the “Evaluation of different organic and inorganic mulches for the growth and yield characteristics of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) under tarai region of uttarakhand”. The experiment was conducted in randomized block design with three replications. The experiment comprised of 1 treatment of inorganic mulch (Black polyethylene mulch (25µ)), 4 treatments of organic mulches (Sugarcane dry leaves of 2.5 cm thickness, sugarcane dry leaves of 5.0 cm thickness, paddy straw mulch of 2.5 cm thickness, paddy straw mulch of 5.0 cm thickness) and control (without mulch) treatment. The results concluded that sugarcane dry leaves mulch of 5.0 cm thickness was found most effective and more beneficial than rest of the treatment for growth and yield of potato while the minimum values of the same was found under control (without mulch) treatment. The positive response of various organic mulches on growth, yield attributes and total yield may be due to the fact that mulch treatments provide a congenial environment for proper plant growth which ultimately improves these parameters.

Keywords: Potato, Organic mulching, Sugarcane, Paddy, Growth, Yield

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Bijeta, Manoj Raghav and Khushbu Kholiya. 2019. Evaluation of Different Organic and Inorganic Mulches for the Growth and Yield Characteristics of Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) under Tarai Region of Uttarakhand, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(6): 518-526. doi:
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