EFFECT OF PHOSPHORUS AND ZINC ON BIOMASS ACCUMULATION, OIL YIELD AND QUALITY IN GERANIUM (PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS) – GARLIC (ALLIUM SATIVUM) INTERCROPPING SYSTEM

Article Id: ARCC390 | Page : 301-308
Citation :- EFFECT OF PHOSPHORUS AND ZINC ON BIOMASS ACCUMULATION, OIL YIELD AND QUALITY IN GERANIUM (PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS) – GARLIC (ALLIUM SATIVUM) INTERCROPPING SYSTEM.Indian Journal Of Agricultural Research.2012.(46):301-308
Santosh Singh*, Muni Ram, A.A. Naqvi, B.S. Verma1 and Neelam Yadav2 Santosh_gdc@rediffmail.com
Address : Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow- 226 015, India

Abstract

A field experiment was conducted in subtropical climate of Lucknow, (U.P.) to investigate the influence of phosphorus and zinc in geranium-garlic intercropping system. Application of 40kg P2O5 ha-1 and 30kg zinc ha-1 did influence the biomass and oil yield in geranium significantly over control. Similar trend of result were noticed in garlic also. Citronellol content in geranium oil increased with age of the crop, whereas, geraniol content decreased. In general citronellol (28%) and geraniol (18%) content found in the oil of geranium were as per the acceptable standard.

Keywords

Cropping system Citronellol etc Essential oil composition Geranium-Garlic intercropping Geraniol Nutrient management Plant row Arrangement.

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