Effect of management practices on the growth and yield of lime and lemon
By: M. Hasan, M.A. Rahim, A.K.M.S. Islam, M.M. Rahman, M.A. Rahman, N. Naher
Key Words: Bangladesh, Management practices, Canopy volume, Percent edible portion, Growth, Yield.
Int. J. Biosci. 8(6), 22-33, June 2016.
The present study aimed to evaluate the growth and yield attributes of lime and lemon under different cultural management practices. The experiment consisted of four years old three lemon varieties viz. BAU Lebu-1, BAU Lebu-2, and BAU Lebu-3 and eight management practices such as pruning, manuring, irrigation, pruning + manuring, manuring + irrigation, irrigation + pruning, pruning + manuring + irrigation and control (no treatment). Results revealed that the highest plant height, canopy volume, and yield were found in BAU Lebu-3 (Semi seedless), while lowest was recorded in BAU Lebu-2, though highest number of fruits plant-1 and its percent edible portion were found in BAU Lebu-1 (Kagzi). For interaction effects, pruning together with manuring and irrigation exhibit the highest plant height, canopy volume, and yield in BAU Lebu-3, however, maximum number of fruits and percent edible portion were observed in BAU Lebu-1. The lowest plant height, canopy volume, number of fruits, percent edible portion and yield were obtained in BAU Lebu-2 with control treatment. The results of the present study suggest that BAU Lebu-3 along with treatment combination of pruning + manuring + irrigation can be produced with the highest growth and yield in the off-season.