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Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

Environment
Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

Environment
Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

Environment
Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

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Optimization of harvesting stages for higher yield of Ocimum spp. in North Indian Plains

Gupta M.
117/622, Q Block, Sharda Nagar, Kanpur 208025 (U.P.)

Abstract

Sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) is a popular culinary herb belongs to the family Lamiaceae. Basil also named as great basil or saint-joseph-wart. Leaf of basil has a pungent & strong taste some Asian basils have a clove like flavour. Basil used as a culinary herbs have been reported to posses antioxidant activities. A field experiment was conducted at the research farm of CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plant,Research Centre, Pantnagar (U.S.Nagar) Uttarakhand.India during kharif season 2018. The highest oil yield observed in T2 Cim-Snigdha (126.99 kg/ha) as compared to T3 Cim-Soumya (108.64 kg/ha), T5 Cim-Surabhi (86.22 kg/ha) as compared to others. The lowest oil yield (37.90 kg/ha) recorded in T4 Cim-Jyoti. Oil yield also differ at different harvest stages of different Ocimum sp. The highest oil yield 142.69 kg/ha observed at 100% flowering stage (S4) as compared to 138.56 kg/h at seed setting stage (S5), 63.60 kg/ha at 50% flowering stage (S3), and 56.63 kg/ha at bud initiation stage (S2). The lowest oil yield 25.54 kg/ha recorded at pre budding stage (S1). The highest oil yield 267.00 kg/ha was recorded in T3S4 interaction of variety and harvest stages (Cim-Soumya at 100% flowering) as compared to other treatments. Therefore recommended the Ocimum should be harvest at 100% flowering stage to get maximum oil yield and return to the farmers as compared to other.

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Gupta, M. (2019). Optimization of harvesting stages for higher yield of Ocimum spp. in North Indian Plains. Environment Conservation Journal20(1&2), 75-79.

https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2019.1008.1213

Received: 25.12.2018

Revised: 28.02.2019

Accepted: 25.05.2019

First Online: 20.06. 2019

:https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2019.1008.1213

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