Effect of Gladiolus (Gladiolus spp.) Intercropping with Coriander, Fenugreek and Dill on Growth, Yield and Quality

Anagha Bose *

Department of (Hort.) Floriculture and Landscaping, SHUATS, India.

Devi Singh

Department of Horticulture, SHUATS, India.

Avanish Pandey

Department of Floriculture and Landscaping, SHUATS, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

A field experiment was carried out in SHUATS, Prayagraj during rabi season
(2023). The experiment was laid out in RBD, comprising eight treatment combinations where gladiolus as main crop and fenugreek, coriander and dill as intercrops. The experimental results concluded that the treatment T5- gladiolus + coriander was found higher result of plant height (107.37cm), number of leaves (7.55), number of florets per spike (17.55), rachis length (41.33 cm), spike length (85.88 cm), Floret diameter (8.76 cm), durability of spike (14.22 days), corm yield (2348.33 kg) and minimum days to spike emergence (64.78 days). Among the different treatments studied, the highest gross return (521067 Rs/ha.), net return (316857.07 Rs/ha.), benefit cost ratio (2.55) was obtained in T8- gladiolus + coriander + fenugreek + dill crop. Cultivating coriander, fenugreek, and dill individually resulted in higher herbage yield and intercropping Gladiolus with these herbs enhanced in higher yield as compared to the sole cropping system.

Keywords: Coriander, dill, fenugreek, gladiolus, intercropping


How to Cite

Bose , Anagha, Devi Singh, and Avanish Pandey. 2024. “Effect of Gladiolus (Gladiolus spp.) Intercropping With Coriander, Fenugreek and Dill on Growth, Yield and Quality”. International Journal of Plant & Soil Science 36 (7):54-61. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijpss/2024/v36i74709.

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