Efficiency of Mulching and Staking on Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) Yield

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Efficiency of Mulching and Staking on Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) Yield

Md. Liton, Mohammad Shafiqul Islam, Belayet Hossain, Nusrat Methela, Mohammad Rabel Islam Suhel, Md. Saiful Islam
Int. J. Agron. Agri. Res.17( 4), 27-34, October 2020.
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The present study was conducted to determine the efficiency of mulching and staking on yield of tomato. The experiment was carried out at Agricultural Research Field, Noakahali Science and Technology University, Noakhali, Bangladesh during the period from September 2018 to March 2019. The single factor experiment was laid out Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with three replication. Four treatments viz., T0= Control, T1= Mulching T2= Staking and T3=Mulching and Staking were selected. Data were recorded on plant height, number of leaves/plant, number of branch/plant, number of flowers/plant, number of fruits/plant, individual fruit weight (g), weight of fruits/plant (kg) and yield kg/plot. All the parameters were statistically differed among the treatments. Highest plant height (129.87 cm), number of leaves/plant (64.67), number of branch/plant (6.07), number of flowers/plant (53.37), number of fruits/plant (45.33), individual fruit weight (93.33g), weight of fruits/plant (4.16 kg) and yield/plot (49.03kg) were recorded from T3 (Mulching and staking)in compared with T2 (Staking) whereas lowest data on plant height(74.53 cm), number of leaves/plant (40.80)number of branch/plant (2.38), number of flowers/plant (30.47), number of fruits/plant(21.82), individual fruit weight (73.43g), weight of fruits/plant (1.65kg) and yield kg/plot (20.06kg) were notified from control. Considering the results it can be concluded that using of mulching along with staking gave the better yield contributing characters of tomato in contemporary with others treatments.


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