Yield and Economics of Olitorius Jute at Different Plant Densities and Topping Practices
Issue: 2023 - Volume 13 [Issue 7]
J. Rakesh *
Department of Agronomy, Agricultural College, ANGRAU, Bapatla, Andhra Pradesh, India.
M. Sree Rekha
Department of Agronomy, Agricultural College, Bapatla, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Ch. Sujani Rao
Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Agricultural College, Bapatla, Andhra Pradesh, India.
*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
A field trial was conducted in olitorius jute at Agricultural College Farm, Bapatla during kharif, 2019 with three plant densities and four topping practices. The trial was replicated thrice and RBD with factorial concept design was adopted. Olitorius jute sown at (60 cm x 20 cm) with a density of 83, 333 plants ha-1(D3) resulted in maximum seed and stalk yield together with increased gross and net returns and BC ratio which was significantly superior over (30 cm x 20 cm) with 1,66, 666 plants ha-1(D1).However, it was on par with (45 cm x 10 cm) 2,22,222 plants ha-1 (D2). Topping at 45 DAS (T3) resulted in highest seed yield, stalk yield, gross returns, net returns and B:C ratio and it was on par with topping at 30 DAS and 60 DAS, which was significantly superior over no topping (T1).
Keywords: Jute, plant density, topping practices, gross returns, net returns, B:C ratio
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