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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2016; 4(4):554- 562   |    Available online, February 01, 2017

Effect of dripper discharge rates and irrigation schedules on yield of cabbage (Brassica oleracea L var capitata)

 

 

Pragna G1, Manoj Kumar G2   and Shiva Shankar M3

 

1Department of Agricutural Engineering, CAE, Sangareddy, PJTSAU,

2Department of Agricutural Engineering, IAET, PJTSAU,

3Depratment of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, Rajendranagar, PJTSAU

*Corresponding author E-mail: guglothpragna@gmail.com

 

Received: 04.10.2016   |      Accepted: 04.11.2016       |         Published : 01.02.2017

The field experiment was conducted during rabi season, 2015-16 in split plot design with three replications. Two irrigation levels namely 0.6 ETc (I1)and 0.8 ETc (I2) as Main plot treatments and four discharge rates 1.6 lph (D1), 2.2 lph (D2), 3.0 lph (D3) and 4.0 lph (D4) were planned as Sub treatments with a total of 24 plots. The cabbage yield (t/ha) was maximum when the crop was irrigated with the drip at 0.8 ETc (29.85 t/ha) which was significantly superior over the crop irrigated with drip at 0.6 ETc (28.35 t/ha). The crop which was irrigated at 1.6 lph (Lowest discharge rate) has recorded significantly highest yield (32.43 t/ha) followed by 2.2 lph (30.08 t/ha), 3.0 lph (28.12 t/ha) and the lowest yield was recorded at the discharge rate of 4 lph (25.75 t/ha). Among two irrigation levels (0.8 ETc and 0.6 ETc), crop irrigated at 0.8 ETc gave higher yield but water use efficiency was higher for crop irrigated at 0.6 ETc. Hence irrigation water could be saved by irrigating the cabbage crop at 0.6 ETc without compromising for the yield.

 

Key words: Discharge rates  and Irrigation schedules

 

 

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Editor: Dr. Arvind Chavhan

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Cite this article as:

Pragna G, Manoj Kumar G   and Shiva Shankar M (2016) Effect of dripper discharge rates and irrigation schedules on yield of cabbage (Brassica oleracea L var capitata), International J. of Life Sciences, 4 (4): 554-562.

 

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Acknowledgment: 

Authors are thankful to prof. K.K. Sharma former dean of science and Head department of zoology for his guidance and encouragement during this research.

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Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.

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Copyright: © 2016 | Author(s), This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial - No Derivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.

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