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EFFECT OF SEED RATES ON THE ROOT YIELD AND QUALITY OF ASHWAGANDHA (WITHANIA SOMNIFERA DUNAL)

Article Id: ARCC2126 | Page : 39-41
Citation :- EFFECT OF SEED RATES ON THE ROOT YIELD AND QUALITY OF ASHWAGANDHA (WITHANIA SOMNIFERA DUNAL).Agricultural Science Digest.2009.(29):39-41
S.G. Wankhade, S.V. Gholap and P.P. Khode
Address : All India Networking Research Project on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Nagarjun Medicinal Plants Garden, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola-444 104, India

Abstract

The present investigation was conducted to study the effect of seed rate on the root yield and
quality of ashwagandha. (Withania somnifera Dunal) successively for three years during 2004-05 to
2006-07. There were five seed rates viz.,6 kg (S1), 7 kg (S2), 8 kg (S3) , 9 kg (S4) and 10 kg (S5) per
hectare tried in randomized block design with four replications. Significantly highest root length was
noticed with the seed rate of 10 kg ha-1. (S5).Significantly highest root yield, GMR and NMR was
noticed with the seed rate of 10 kg ha-1 (S5), however, it was at par with 9 kg ha-1 (S4).The Incremental
Cost Benefit Ratio (ICBR) ratio was also found higher with 9 kg seed per hectare.

Keywords

Seed rate Root yield Ashwagandha.

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