Boundary plantation of eucalyptus and its effect on chilli and sweet gourd

Boundary plantation of eucalyptus and its effect on chilli and sweet gourd

Bangladesh J. Environ. Sci., Vol. 36, 75-78, 2019  @ BAED ISSN 1561-9206

BOUNDARY PLANTATION OF EUCALYPTUS AND ITS EFFECT ON CHILLI AND SWEET GOURD

M. A. Alam, M. S. Hossain1, M. T. Rahman2, M. Shamsunnahar3 and S. Mandal4

Bangladesh Sugarcrop Research Institute Chunarughat sub-station, Hobiganj

1Planning and Development Division, Bangladesh Sugarcrop Research Institute, Ishurdi, Pabna

2Bangladesh Jute Research Institute

3Department of Economics, City College, Pabna

4Farm Division, Bangladesh Sugarcrop Research Institute, Ishurdi, Pabna

ABSTRACT

An experiment was conducted at Char Gobadia which is situated by the side of Brahamputra River adjacent to Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, to study the growth and yield of two winter vegetables i.e. chilli and sweet gourd under different spacing (T0-Control, T1-3 ft. distance from tree, T2-6 ft. distance from tree, T3-9 ft. distance from tree) of Eucalyptus tree, respectively. Experiment was conducted during July 2014 to March 2015 in a Randomized Complete Block Design with three replications. It was observed that the growth and yield of chili increased rapidly as distance increased from the tree. The tallest plant was found under treatment T0. All the studied parameters increased gradually with increasing distance from tree. The highest yield of sweet gourd (29 kg/plant) and chilli (180 gm/plant) observed under treatment T0. The lowest yield of sweet gourd (16 kg/plant) and chilli (140 gm/plant) observed under treatment T1. It may be concluded that boundary plantation of Eucalyptus has negative effect on the growth and yield of chilli .

Key words: Chilli, sweet gourd, boundary plantation.