PERFORMANCE OF FRUIT VEGETABLES IN SUMMER UNDER MAHAGONY BASED AGROFORESTRY SYSTEMS
Journal: Malaysian Journal of Halal Research Journal
Author: Tania Sultana, Sazedatur Rahman, Nazmun Naher, Raja Md. Masum, Abdul Halim Arif Ahmed, Rabiul Islam
Online ISSN : 2616-1923
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An experiment was conducted at central experimental field of Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka, Bangladesh during March to June, 2016 to evaluate the performance of summer vegetables under reduced light condition in Mahagony based agroforestry systems. The selected vegetables were also grown in control (i.e., open field condition). The vegetables were Chili, Egg plant and Okra and treatments were (a) Tsun = under full sunlight and (b) Tshade = under shade condition (reduced light intensity). The experiment was laid out following single factor RCBD design. The aim of the study was to select best fruity vegetables which are suitable for inclusion under shade condition in mahagony based agroforestry systems. During the study period maximum light intensity reduction was recorded in case of chilli (42.23%) and minimum light intensity was reduced in case of Eggplant (25.42%) in shade. The shade had substantial effects on fruity vegetables concerning various growth parameters. From the results of the study, it was exhibited that there were significant variation in respect of plant he ight under shade condition, with the significantly highest yield per hectare was recorded for Okra (21.66 ton/ha) under reduced light condition. All the other vegetables showed highest yield per plot and yield per hectare when grown under full sunlight.