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Botany (Plant Science)

Comparative Study on Nutrient Content and Yield Performance of Centella asiatica (L.) on Different Harvesting Periods and Ecotype.

Manish Kumar, Ranjana Sinha, M.A. Mallick
Department of Biotechnology, St. Columbas College, Hazaribag, Jharkhand, Department of Botany, Ranchi College, Ranchi, Jharkhand, PG Department of Botany, Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribag, Jharkhand
Online First: February 05, 2018
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Abstract

Centella asiatica is ranked among the top few wonder herbs for its medicinal properties. It acts as a panacea for a number of ailments and diseases. The present study revealed with an objective of studying appropriate harvesting intervals in two different ecotypes of Centella asiatica for leaf yield. Field experiment was conducted in kharif season in the campus of botanical garden at St. Columbas College, Hazaribag, Jharkhand. The treatment included three harvesting intervals in 6, 9 and 12 months after sowing with two different ecotypes of small leaf and big leaf, replicated in quadruplicate in factorial randomized block design. The  result indicated that among harvesting interval the dry weight of leaves was higher at all harvest interval in the big leaf ecotype compare to the small leaf type. Further, it was also observed that the accumulation of dry weight of leaf was low at 6 months of planting, gradually increased and reached a peak at 12 months in two ecotypes of Centella asiatica.The contents of Ca, N, P and K were higher at all stages of harvest in the big leaf ecotype 1s compared to small leaf ecotype.

Keyword : Centella asiatica (L.), nutrient content, ecotypes

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1. Bentley, R and Trimen, H (1983). Medicinal Plants vol III P.117.
2. Bharathi M (2004). Effect of soil and foliar application of organic manures. International Book Distributor Dehradun pp.1-306
3. Chevallier, A. (1997). Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plant. Dorling Kindersley, London, pp. 1-336.
4. Patil, S and Laloraya, M.M. (1981). Effect of spacing on the yield of Solasodine in S. Viarum Dunal. Indian Jour. Plant Physiol, 24:237-242.
5. Saini, A.D. and Biswas, R.C. (1967). Effect of different sowing dates on growth and development . Indian Jour. Plant Physiol., 10:36-43.
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