The Response of Okra (Abolmoschus esculentus L. Var Arka Namika) to Different Mulching
Techniques Under the Organic Condition at Udayapur, Nepal
Sulab Adhikari*, Pratima Poudel and Aakash Adhikari
Himalayan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Purbanchal University, Kathmandu, Nepal
*Corresponding Author: Pratima Poudel, Himalayan College of Agricultural
Sciences and Technology Purbanchal University, Kathmandu, Nepal.
July 24, 2022; Published: December 30, 2022
The yield of okra is primarily limited due to the weed problem. The study “The Response of Okra (Abolmoschus esculentus L. Var Arka Anamika) to Different Mulching Techniques under Organic Condition at Udayapur, Nepal” was conducted to reveal the efficiency of different weed controlling mulching measurement/management for increasing the yield. The experiment was conducted in Sungava Training Centre WOREC, Udayapur district. WOREC has been working in the field of women's human rights and sustainable livelihood programs for a long time ago. The treatments consist of 3 different mulching practices and one weed-checked control plot. The three different treatment practices were plastic mulching, organic and leaf mulching. The experiment was divided into three replication and done under a complete randomized block design (RCBD). The result of the experiment revealed a significant reduction in weed density and an increase in yield due to mulching practices for weed control. The organic matter mulching practice effectively controlled the weed and increased the yield (13.26t/ha). Also, the organic matter added to the soil because of mulching increased the yield. It was statistically different from other treatments. The organic mulch was followed by the plastic mulch and a yield of 7.6t/ha was recorded which was statistically like other remaining treatments.
Keywords: Mulch; Okra; Weed; Yield
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