EFFECT OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF MULCHES ON SOIL MOISTURE, SOIL TEMPRATURE AND FRUIT DROP IN NAGPUR MANDARIN

Article Id: ARCC4711 | Page : 71 - 72
Citation :- EFFECT OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF MULCHES ON SOIL MOISTURE, SOIL TEMPRATURE AND FRUIT DROP IN NAGPUR MANDARIN.Agricultural Science Digest.2004.(24):71 - 72
S.c. Gaikwad, HV Ingle, D.M. Panchbhai and S.H. Ingle
Address : All India Co-ordinated Research Project (TFl. Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola - 444 104. India

Abstract

The experiment was carried out in Nagpur mandarin during 2000–2001 with four treatments of different mulching and replicated five times. Significantly maximum soil moisture and minimum fruit drop was observed with application of grass mulch followed by polythene mulch. Maximum soil temperature was observed with polythene mulch followed by grass mulch. Therefore, it is recommended that grass mulch is more useful in cultivation of Nagpur mandarin orchards.

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