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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 6, Issue 1 (2018)
Effect of different types of mulches on the germination and seedling growth of mulberry (Morus SP.)


Author(s): M Younus Wani, MR Mir, Shaista Mehraj, Rauoof Ahmad Rather, NA Ganie, MF Baqual, KA Sahaf and Aadil Hussain

Abstract: Mulberry (Morus sp.) is the sole food for the silkworm (Bombyx mori L.) and contributes 38.20 per cent towards the success of a cocoon crop. The investigation was carried out at Temperate Sericulture Research Institute (TSRI) Mirgund, SKUAST- K, in the year 2015.Amongst various mulches used, plastic mulch and dried weeds seemed to best in terms of quick germination of mulberry seeds and better germination rate, germination percentage and parameters like number of leaves per seeding, thickness of seedling, root-shoot ratio and seedling vigour index. The germination rate and percentage was recorded highest in plastic mulch with values 0.088 and 84.60 percent respectively. Further the parameters like number of leaves per seeding, thickness of seedling, root-shoot ratio and seedling vigour index was highest in the treatment receiving dried weeds. Therefore, in this article we explore the effect of different mulch treatments on the germination success and other growth parameters of mulberry seedlings. Thus, mulching appears to be a viable tool to increase the mulberry production under temperate conditions.

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M Younus Wani, MR Mir, Shaista Mehraj, Rauoof Ahmad Rather, NA Ganie, MF Baqual, KA Sahaf, Aadil Hussain. Effect of different types of mulches on the germination and seedling growth of mulberry (Morus SP.). Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(1):1364-1367.
International Journal of Chemical Studies