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Vol. 11, Issue 2 (2022)

Study of intercropping in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.)

Laisenla T Kichu, VM Prasad and Dr. Kanchan Sarita Das
The present experiment was carried out during October, 2020 to March, 2021 in Research Field, Department of Horticulture, SHUATS, Prayagraj. The experiment was conducted in Randomized Block Design (RBD), with eight treatments replicated thrice of tomato intercropped with different crops. The treatments were T0- Sole Tomato, T1- Tomato + Carrot (3:2), T2- Tomato + Spinach (3:2), T3- Tomato + Coriander (3:2), T4- Tomato + Carrot + Spinach (3:1:1), T5- Tomato + Coriander + Carrot (3:1:1), T6- Tomato + Spinach + Coriander (3:1:1), T7- Tomato + Carrot + Spinach + Coriander (3:1:1:1). From the investigation, it was perceived that all the characters were significantly affected by intercropping. Results revealed that significantly best values in terms of growth and quality parameters viz., plant height (83.44 cm), number of primary branches (5.33), TSS (4.63 0Brix), titratable acidity (0.55%), ascorbic acid (24.24 mg/100g), were recorded in T2- Tomato + Spinach (3:2). But in terms of yield per plant (2.51 kg), yield per hectare (788.66 q), net return (Rs. 3, 17,239.51) and B:C ratio (3.966), treatment T7- Tomato + Carrot + Spinach + Coriander (3:1:1:1) performed the best.
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How to cite this article:
Laisenla T Kichu, VM Prasad, Dr. Kanchan Sarita Das. Study of intercropping in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.). Pharma Innovation 2022;11(2):2513-2515.

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