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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:3, March, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(3): 1489-1498

Evaluating Performance of Ridge Gourd (Luffa acutangula Roxb.) Cultivation in Pandal System in Nalgonda District of Telangana, India
Murali Bellamkonda1*, K. Shailaja1 and V. Ravinder Naik2
1AICRP on Forage Crops & Utilization Agricultural Research Institute, Rajendranagar, India
2Department of Agricultural Extension, College of Agriculture, Rajendranagar,Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University Hyderabad, India
*Corresponding author

Ridge gourd is an important cucurbitaceous vegetable, which is an annual herbaceous plant with creeping and climbing habit. Most of the farmers’ traditionally cultivating ridge gourd on soil surface with surface irrigation. Farmers are getting not only less yields but also inferior quality fruits with this method of cultivation. This may be due to incidence of more soil borne pests and diseases and unsuitable growing condition to both vine and fruits when compared to trellis or pandal system of cultivation. Previous studies indicated that more yields were produced in trellis and pandal system of cultivation. To evaluate pandal system of ridge gourd cultivation in Nalgonda district of Telangana State, an On-Farm Trial was conducted in three locations during kharif 2016 and repeated in 2017kharif season. In pandal system of cultivation the two year (2016 & 2017) average fruit yields obtained by the three farmers ranged from 18450 to 18775 kg/Ha and in farmers practice method it was ranged from 8850 to 9225 kg/Ha. The two year average fruit yields of on-farm trial have shown doubled production over farmers practice method. The three farmers’ two years average net returns obtained were Rs.229, 332/-and Rs. 61,537/- in on-farm trial and in farmers practice method respectively.

Keywords: Creeping vegetables, cucurbits, gourds, ridge gourd, pandal system and net returns

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Murali Bellamkonda, K. Shailaja and Ravinder Naik. V. 2020. Evaluating Performance of Ridge Gourd (Luffa acutangula Roxb.) Cultivation in Pandal System in Nalgonda District of Telangana, India. Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(3): 1489-1498. doi:
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