Vol. 7, Issue 3 (2019)
Comparative study of different irrigation methods on tomato crop (Lycopersicon esculentum) in western Uttar Pradesh, India
Author(s): Ram Kumar and Richa Khanna
Abstract: To study the effect of précised management of water through drip irrigation in tomato crop a study was conducted at Agriculture Farm, IFTM University, Moradabad in Rabi season (October) in 2018. The experimental results indicated that tomato crop responded very well to précised application of water through drip irrigation system. The observations taken on various parameters indicated that treatment T4 i.e. four hours irrigation at four days interval was significantly superior as compared to other drip irrigation treatments and it was far better than furrow irrigation in tomato. The data of the experiment revealed that the significantly highest average fruit yield per plant (1.001kg) was recorded in treatment T4 as compared to other treatments like T1 (0.408 kg), T2 (0.561 kg), T3 (0.817 kg), T5 (0.974 kg) and T6 (0.984 kg). The same treatment also recorded significantly highest WUE of tomato (4.139 q/ha-cm) as compared to other treatments like T1 (2.391q/ha-cm), T2 (3.098 q/ha-cm), T3 (3.510 q/ha-cm), T5 (3.977 q/ha-cm) and T6 (2.635 q/ha-cm). This clearly indicates the efficiency of drip irrigation in yield enhancement and saving of vulnerable resources like water in tomato.
How to cite this article:
Ram Kumar and Richa Khanna. Comparative study of different irrigation methods on tomato crop (Lycopersicon esculentum) in western Uttar Pradesh, India. 2019; 7(3): 59-64.