Effect of planting density and nutrients levels on solar energy interception and growth characters in cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum)
Korikanthimath, V.S.; Rajendra Hegde; Ravindra Mulge; Hosmani, M.M.
Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Sciences 21(4): 1011-1014
A field investigation was undertaken in India to study the influence of varying rates of NPK fertilizers and planting densities on solar energy interception and growth performance of E. cardamomum. It was found that light penetration into the canopy was enhanced by increasing rates of fertilizers, whereas it was reduced by increased planting density. All growth characters investigated (plant height, number of tillers and number of leaves) improved with increasing rates of fertilizers.