PERFORMANCE OF GINGER (ZINGIBER OFFICINALE ROSC.) VARIETIES FOR GROWTH AND YIELD ATTRIBUTES UNDER HILL ZONE OF KARNATAKAN. Kallappa, G. Raviraja Shetty, Chandalinga, H.J. Shivakumar, H.P. Sudeep and R.K. Mahesh
Ten varieties of ginger were evaluated for growth and yield attributes under hill zone of Karnataka at Department of Plantation, Spices, Medicinal and Aromatic Crops, College of Horticulture Mudigere. Significant differences among the varieties were observed for growth and yield characteristics. Results indicated that variety Maran recorded higher plant height (71.80 cm), number of tillers per plant (23.43), number of leaves per clump (308.33), leaf area (45.06 cm2), and leaf area index (15.41) at 180 days after planting. Variety Maran recorded higher fresh rhizome yield of 29.37 t/ha which was followed by Rio-de- Janeiro (28.04 t/ha) and Karkal Local (25.84 t/ha). Among the ginger varieties Maran, Rio-de-Janeiro and Karkal Local showed better performance with respect to growth and yield parameters and found promising suitable varieties for rainfed situations of hilly region of Karnataka.
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