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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:9, September, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(9): 1934-1941

Influence of Drip-irrigation, Manure and Fertilizers on Production of Planting Material in Sisal (Agave sisalana Perr. Ex Engelm.)
Sitangshu Sarkar*, A.K. Jha, Bijan Majumdar and A.R. Saha
ICAR-Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibres, Nilgunj, Barrackpore, Kolkata-700120, India
*Corresponding author

Field experiment was conducted during 2006-07 to 2017-18 (12 years) at Sisal Research Station (22.041°N, 84.295°E, 267 m AMSL), Bamra, Odisha, India to study the effect of manure (FYM), drip-irrigation and fertilizers on the number of sucker production in sisal (Agave sisalana Perr. Ex Engelm.). It was found that application of manure (FYM @ 5 t/ha), drip-irrigation (with discharge rate of 4 l/hr for 2 hrs at 2 weeks interval during 1st April-15th June), and fertilizers (N60P30K60 or N120P30K60 kg/ha) produced a total of 142.6 x 103 suckers/ha during 7th to 12th crop year. Production of number of suckers diminishes gradually from 7th year to 12th year, after which the sisal crop completes its life cycle by production of flowering stalk and eventual natural dying. The produced 142.6 x 103 number of suckers is sufficient for covering 28.5 ha new sisal plantation. The quantum of suckers so produced adds farmers’ income by ₹ 5.7 lakh at present price rate of sisal planting material (₹4,000 for 1000 suckers).

Keywords: Sisal, Agave sisalana, Sucker production, Drip-irrigation, Manure, Fertilizer

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Sitangshu Sarkar, A.K. Jha, Bijan Majumdar and Saha, A.R. 2018. Influence of Drip-irrigation, Manure and Fertilizers on Production of Planting Material in Sisal (Agave sisalana Perr. Ex Engelm.).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(9): 1934-1941. doi:
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