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ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY

Interdisciplinary International Science Journal

Volume 41 (2023)
Issue 4C
Page No. 2919

Authors:

 

A Bobby,

P. Prasanth,

N. Seenivasan, Vadde Mounika, 
Talamarla Yeswanth Mahidar Gowd, 
Suchibrata Chamuah,

Aitorma Debbarma

Environment and Ecology 41 (4C) : 2919—2923, October—December 2023
Article DOI: https://doi.org/10.60151/envec/CDZA8029
ISSN 0970-0420

Response of mulch materials on growth and yield 
of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) hybrid 
“Multistar” under shade net conditions

A Bobby, P. Prasanth, N. Seenivasan, Vadde Mounika, 
Talamarla Yeswanth Mahidar Gowd, 
Suchibrata Chamuah, Aitorma Debbarma

Received 21 June 2023, Accepted 13 September 2023, Published on 15 December 2023

ABSTRACT

 

A field experiment was conducted during rabi season, at College Farm”, College of Horticulture, Sri Konda Laxman Telangana State Horticulture University, Mojerla, Wanaparthy, Telangana State. The experiment was carried out using cucumber hybrid “Multistar” with eight treatments and three replications. Among different mulch materials, black-black polythene mulch recorded best results in all growth and yield parameters. Black-black polythene mulch has significantly recorded the highest plant height of 55.00, 155.07, 204.53 and 223.67 cm, maximum leaf area of 195.97, 278.53, 320.07 and 322.37 cm2 at 20, 40, 60 and 80 DAS respectively, maximum RGR of 0.0386, 0.0250 and 0.0026 g g d-1 and NAR of 7.60, 16.00 and 2.66 mg cm-2 d-1  were recorded at 20-40, 40-60, 60-80 DAS respectively. Black-black polythene mulch also recorded significantly maximum number of fruits per plant (63.67), average fruit length (16.39 cm) and average fruit diameter (3.67 cm) and fruit yield/plant (8.28 kg), fruit yield/bed (496.60 kg) and fruit yield/hectare (331.07 t ha-1). There is no significant difference observed on TSS and ascorbic acid among the treatments.

Keywords    Growth, yield, Relative growth rate, Net assimilation rate, Black- Black polythene mulch, Black-silver polythene mulch.

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