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Arun Singh Chaudhary S.P. Uniyal Pooja Pandey

Abstract

In order to assess the performance of some new genotypes of brinjal (Solanum melongena L.) under tarai condition of Uttarakhand, an investigation was carried out at Vegetable Research Centre, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, during autumn-winter cropping season of 2012-13. The experiment was laid out in Randomized Complete Block Design with 4 replications and 9 treatments viz. PB-300, PB-301, PB-302, PB-303, PB-304, PB-305, Kashi Tarun, Punjab Sadabahar and Pant Samrat. To have comparative study, growth characters, per cent fruit infested by fruit borer, fruit yield and finally economics were also worked out. The findings revealed that none of the new genotypes in this study could supersede the local checks in respect to yield related attributes, per cent infested fruit by borer and economics. Amongst 6 genotypes and 3 commercial cultivars, variety Kashi Tarun proved the best with respect to fruit yield (490.73 q/ha) and B:C (2.43). It is also less infested by fruit borer. The per cent infested fruit by borer was 7.16 %. Variety pant samrat and pant bahar were also considered promising with 385.70 and 369.33 q/ha marketable fruit yield.

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Keywords

B-C ratio, Solanum melongena L., Marketable yield, Net return

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Chaudhary, A. S., Uniyal, S., & Pandey, P. (2017). Evaluation of new genotypes of brinjal (Solacanum melongena L.) under tarai condition of Uttarakhand. Journal of Applied and Natural Science, 9(3), 1840-1843. https://doi.org/10.31018/jans.v9i3.1449
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