Influence of cultural practices on growth and yield of cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum Maton)

Siddagangaiah ; Krishnakumar, V.; Vadiraj, B.A.; Sudharshan, M.R.

Developments in plantation crops research Proceedings of the 12th Symposium on Plantation Crops, PLACROSYM XII, Kottayam, India, 27-29 November 1996: 195-198


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The effects of various combinations of weed control, forking and/or mulching were assessed in trials with the cardamom cv. ICRI-3(SKP-14) at Sakaleshpur, Karnataka, India during 1991-95. Sickle weeding in May and sickle weeding + forking + mulching in October and January resulted in the highest numbers of young tillers, mature tillers and panicles, the best soil moisture status and the highest yield (270.4 kg/ha averaged over 3 years). Yields from untreated control plots averaged 160.5 kg/ha.