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Effect of irrigation regime on yield of lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus)

Singh, M.; Ravindra, N.S.; Joshi, S.

Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 67(2): 79-80


ISSN/ISBN: 0019-5022
Accession: 002814299

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In an experiment in 1994 on a sandy loam soil at Bangalore, C. flexuosus cultivars OD 19, Pragati and Cauvery were planted as rooted slips at 60 x 30 cm and irrigated to give IW:CPE values of 1.60, 0.80, 0.53, 0.40 or 0.32 using 40 mm water at each irrigation. Control plants were not irrigated. Of the 3 cultivars, OD 19 gave the highest dry herb yield (2.80 t/ha) but Cauvery gave the highest essential oil yield (47.29 kg/ha). Dry herb and oil yields declined as irrigation rate decreased.

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