GROWTH AND YIELD OF GERANIUM (PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS) AND GARLIC (ALLIUM SATIVUM ) IN INTERCROPPING SYSTEM

Article Id: ARCC742 | Page : 179 - 187
Citation :- GROWTH AND YIELD OF GERANIUM (PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS) AND GARLIC (ALLIUM SATIVUM ) IN INTERCROPPING SYSTEM.Indian Journal Of Agricultural Research.2011.(45):179 - 187
Santosh Singh*, Muni Ram, K. Singh and B.S. Verma1 santosh_gdc@rediffmail.com
Address : Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow- 226 015, India

Abstract

Geranium planted in paired row arrangement (40/80 cm) significantly increased the total herb and essential oil yields over the conventional method (60x30cm). The former yielded 20.6 % more herbage and 22.3 % of essential oil in comparison to geranium in conventional method of planting. Application of N at 160 kg ha-1 significantly increased the total herb and oil yields of geranium to the tune of 81.68 & 50.47% and 72.1 & 14.7% over control and 80 kg N ha-1, respectively. The inter crop of garlic also responded well to applied N and gave significantly higher yield at 160 kg N ha-1. Further increase in N level did not influence herb and essential oil yield at a significant level. Garlic as an intercrop in geranium paired row system fed with 160 kg N ha-1 gave an economic return of 101.00% higher than the conventional planting method.

Keywords

Geranium-Garlic intercropping Cropping system Nutrient management.

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