European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience

European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience

ISSN: 2321-9122

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Vol. 1, Issue 3 (2013)

Effect of different levels of spacing, training and pruning on dry matter production and nutrient uptake of Thuthuvalai (Solanum trilobatum L.)

Author(s): TR Barathkumar
Abstract: Thuthuvalai (Solanum trilobatum L.) is an important medicinal plant in Indian system of medicines. The leaves and fruits are having several alkaloids. These alkaloids have been identified and used in large scale by pharmaceutical industries for formulating new drugs against many diseases and illness of human beings. In order to exploit this medicinal herb for commercial cultivation, the present investigation was carried out to study the effect of different levels of spacing, training and pruning on dry matter production and nutrient uptake of Thuthuvalai (Solanum trilobatum L.). The treatment consisted of three levels each of spacing 60 ´ 30 cm, 60 ´ 60 cm and 60 ´ 90 cm and training and pruning control (without training and pruning), Training alone (Without pruning) 30 cm height pruning with training 60 cm height pruning with training 90 cm height pruning with training The spacing 60 ´ 90 cm, 60 cm height training and pruning and its interactions influenced significantly on dry matter production and nutrient uptake. The maximum dry matter production and nutrient uptake were registered at 60 ´ 60cm along with 60cm height of training and pruning and its interactions.
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