Growth and yield of ginger (Zingiber Officinale Rosc.) as influenced by different seed size and spacing
Chandrashekhar G, Hore JK
Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe), is an important spice crop in India. An experiment was carried out at Horticultural Research Station, Mondouri, BCKV, West Bengal to identify the optimum size of seed rhizome and spacing of ginger for production of cv. Gorubathan. Among different treatment combination, maximum height of plant was observed with (42.36 cm) 25g, 20x15 cm combination at 90 DAP followed by (74.16 cm) 25g 20x20 cm combination at 150 DAP, maximum number of leaves (8.58) per tiller was observed with 25g, 20x20 cm at 90 DAP followed by 14.82 with 25g 20x15 cm at 150 DAP, highest number of tillers were observed with (141.38) 25g, 25x20 cm at 150 DAP followed by (95.64) 25g, 25x20 cm at 90 DAP, maximum weight of clump 200.65 g observed with 25g, 25x20 cm, length of clump observed with (16.05 cm) 25g, 25x20 cm, breadth of clump observed with (12.54) 25g, 20x20 cm and projected yield (t ha-1) were recorded highest in planted with mother rhizome pieces directly sowing of 25g, with the spacing of 20x15 cm (29.95 t ha-1) respectively.