Effect of planting and harvesting dates on yield and quality of kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata)

Seema Nemade; Mohod, N.B.; Wankhade, S.G.; Paturde, J.T.

Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Sciences 25(4): 981-983


Accession: 004125510

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The effects of planting (2-8 July, 16-22 July, 30 July-5 August and 13-19 August) and harvesting dates (15-21 October, 29 October-4 November and 12-18 November) on the yield and quality of A. paniculata were investigated during the kharif seasons of 2000-01 in Akola, Maharashtra, India. The earliest planting date (2-8 July) produced the highest yield and yield attributes. The maximum fresh and dry foliage yields were obtained with planting on 2-8 July and harvesting on 12-18 November. The andrographolide content was maximum in early harvested crop (15-21 October). Iron content was maximum in crops planted on 30 July-5 August and harvested on 15-12 October.