Effect of Different Mulching Materials on Growth and Yield of Cucumber

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Dipesh Joshi
Prakash Awasthi
Sujan Bogati
Suman Adhikari
Prakash Shah
Santosh Singh Bohara
Santoshi Malla


A field experiment to study "Effect of different Mulching Materials on Growth and Yield of Cucumber at Gokuleshwor Baitadi was conducted at Gokuleshwor agriculture and animal science college. The variety used in this experiment was "Bhaktapur local ". The experiment was laid out in a randomized complete design (RCBD) with 5 treatments and 4 replications. Data were collected from sample plants of each plot without replacement .in this experiment applied treatment were no mulch (control), wheat husk, black polythene mulch, silver polythene mulch, rice straw mulch. Results revealed the application of mulching significantly affects the various parameter that plant height, leaf number, leaf area, number of flower and fruit, weight and yield. The result obtain were maximum plant height (1102cm) and maximum leaf number (412.5 numbers) in black polythene(T3) at 75 DAT, maximum leaf area (2318 cm2) in rice straw(T5), maximum flower (80), maximum fruit(65gm), maximum weight (33.52 kg/plot) and maximum yield(16.76 ton/ha) in rice straw(T5). From this experiment, we conclude that vegetative growth was seen best in black polythene mulching (T3) and reproductive growth as well yield was found best in rice straw (T5) at Gokuleshwor, Baitadi condition.

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D. Joshi, “Effect of Different Mulching Materials on Growth and Yield of Cucumber”, Int.J.Halal.Res, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 68-80, Dec. 2022.


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