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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): 2355-2360

Standardization of Minisett Technique in Greater yam (Dioscorea alata L.) Under Southern Rajasthan Conditions
Mithlesh Kumari Meena* and R. S. Rathore
Department of Horticulture, MPUAT, Udaipur 313001, India
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Dioscorea alata is one of the yam species commonly known as purple yam, winged or water yam. It has high beneficial value due to high nutrition and contains anthocyanin pigment which can be extracted as food colourant. In yam plantations, farmers required to set aside 33% of their harvest as planting materials. To solve this problem, minisett technique was practiced to produce large number of healthy seed yams. The presented investigation entitled “Standardization of minisett technique in greater yam (Dioscorea alata L.) Under Southern Rajasthan Conditions” was conducted at Horticulture Farm, Department of Horticulture, Rajasthan College of Agriculture (MPUA&T) Udaipur, Rajasthan (India) during June 2017 to March 2018. The experiment was laid out in Randomized Block Design with three replications. Result showed that the growth parameters of greater yam were significantly (p= 0.05) affected by minisett technique. Heaviest weight (250g) of tubers shows the maximum no. of leaves (90.00), maximum leaf area per vine (8181.76cm2). The different size of tubers significantly (p=0.05) affect the yield parameters of yam. Yield parameters like no. of tubers per vine (3.33), length of tuber (18.18cm), girth of tuber (9.99cm), tuber yield (1.97kg) per vine were found maximum in 200g weight of tubers. The quality parameters like anthocyanin content do not showed any m significant influence by various tuber weight in greater yam.

Keywords: Dioscorea alata, Minisett, Tuber yield, Anthocyanine

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Mithlesh Kumari Meena and Rathore, R. S. 2020. Standardization of Minisett Technique in Greater yam (Dioscorea alata L.) Under Southern Rajasthan Conditions.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(3): 2355-2360. doi:
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