Journal of Innovative Agriculture, Volume 10, Issue 1 : 1-11. Doi : 10.37446/jinagri/rsa/10.1.2023.1-11
Research Article

OPEN ACCESS | Published on : 31-Mar-2023

Effect of variety and irrigation on tuber growth rate of potato

  • MD Salim
  • Department of Horticulture, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Salna, Gazipur-1706, Bangladesh.
  • MD Mahbubur Rahman
  • Department of Agronomy, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, RARS, Barishal-8211, Bangladesh.
  • MD Omar Faruq
  • Former Scientific Officer, Krishi Gobeshona Foundation (KGF), Bandarban Sadar-4600, Bandarban, Bangladesh.

Abstract

The experiment was carried out in the field using a three replicate strip plot design. In the experiment, four potato varieties were used, namely Diamant, Cardinal, Asterix, and Lady Rosetta, and four irrigations were used as treatments. Four varieties and four irrigations were assigned randomly to plots. There were seven rows in each plot at 60cm distance and fourteen plants in each row at 25cm distance. The total area of each plot was 14.7 m2 (4.2 m x 3.5 m). BARI Alu-25 (Asterix) and BARI Alu-8 (Cardinal) also produced higher tuber fresh weight (g) and tuber fresh yield (t/ha) under water stress and well-watered conditions. Experiments revealed that the varieties BARI Alu-25 (Asterix) and BARI Alu-8 (Cardinal) demonstrated greater yield stability and yield contributing characteristics under water stress conditions and could be considered water stress tolerant varieties.

Keywords

tuber growth rate, irrigation, potato, water stress, irrigation

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