GROWTH PERFORMANCE OF GINGER UNDER BAMBOO(DENDROCALAMUS STRICTUS) BASED AGROFORESTRY SYSTEMIN CHHATTISGARHJiwan Lal and M.N. Naugraiya
Ginger was cultivated in under Bamboo (Dendrocalamus strictus) plantation and in open i.e. without tree, atresearch farm of Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur (C.G.) in 2018-19. The experiment was laidout in Factorial RBD with four replications in 24 plots of 6 x 3m size. The growth performance of gingershowed that maximum number of tillers was recorded in open (10.44) as compare to AFS (4.41) at 150 DAS.The maximum average crop height was recorded in AFS (62.47 cm) as compare to open (41.42 cm) at 180DAS. The maximum collar diameter was recorded in AFS (7.61 mm) at 90 DAS and open (6.59 mm) at 120DAS. The maximum number of leaves was recorded in open (127.28) at 180 DAS and AFS (50.11) at 150DAS. The maximum leaves length was recorded in AFS (21.19 cm) at 90 DAS and open (15.75 cm) at 150DAS. The maximum leaves width was recorded in AFS (2.15 cm) as compare to open (1.71 cm) at 60 DASwith statistically significant variation. The yield of fresh ginger was received 22.12 q ha-1 from open ascompare to agroforestry systems (18.46 q ha-1).