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DOI10.3390/agronomy11081647
Cactus Pear (Opuntia ficus-indica) Productivity, Proximal Composition and Soil Parameters as Affected by Planting Time and Agronomic Management in a Semi-Arid Region of India
Kumar, Sunil; Louhaichi, Mounir; Dana Ram, Palsaniya; Tirumala, Kiran Kumar; Ahmad, Shahid; Rai, Arvind Kumar; Sarker, Ashutosh; Hassan, Sawsan; Liguori, Giorgia; Probir Kumar, Ghosh; Govindasamy, Prabhu; Prasad, Mahendra; Mahawer, Sonu Kumar; Hulgathur Appaswamygowda, Bhargavi
Corresponding AuthorLiguori, G (corresponding author), Univ Palermo, Dept Agr Food & Forest Sci, Viale Sci,Ed 4, I-90128 Palermo, Italy.
JournalAGRONOMY-BASEL
EISSN2073-4395
Year Published2021
Volume11Issue:8
Abstract in EnglishStudy of appropriate planting time and response to agronomic management practices is imperative for the newly introduced cactus pear (Opuntia ficus indica (L.) Mill.) into a semi-arid region of India. Responses of cactus pear to agronomic practices (planting time and irrigation and fertilizer application) were evaluated to determine the potential for fodder production and livestock feed in a semi-arid environment of India. We assessed four planting times (February, March, July and October) and two agronomic managements (with and without irrigation and fertilizer application) during 2016-2020 at Jhansi, India. Cactus pear establishment and growth improved with planting time in July and October due to favorable soil moisture and congenial temperature. However, plant height (19 cm) and cladode weight (118 g) were greater in July than in October planting. Nutrient uptake and crude protein contents, however, were higher for the earlier plantings of February and April compared to June and October. Irrigation and nutrients application had little effect on the cactus pear plant growth, except on plant width and cladode length and width. Cactus pear can be planted during July in moderately fertile soils without any agronomic intervention in semi-arid situations of India and has potential as an effective alternative source of forage for livestock during the summer months.
Keyword in Englishbiomass yield crude protein digestibility micronutrient content soil properties
SubtypeArticle
Language英语
OA TypeGreen Published, gold
Indexed BySCI-E
WOS IDWOS:000688587700001
WOS KeywordORGANIC-CARBON ; QUALITY ; GROWTH ; SYSTEMS ; CLADODES ; NITROGEN ; CLIMATE ; MANURE ; YIELD ; DATE
WOS SubjectAgronomy ; Plant Sciences
WOS Research AreaAgriculture ; Plant Sciences
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://119.78.100.177/qdio/handle/2XILL650/362409
Affiliation[Kumar, Sunil; Dana Ram, Palsaniya; Ahmad, Shahid; Govindasamy, Prabhu; Prasad, Mahendra; Mahawer, Sonu Kumar; Hulgathur Appaswamygowda, Bhargavi] Indian Council Agr Res ICAR, Indian Grassland & Fodder Res Inst, Jhansi 284003, Uttar Pradesh, India; [Louhaichi, Mounir] Int Ctr Agr Res Dry Areas ICARDA, Tunis 1004, Tunisia; [Louhaichi, Mounir] Oregon State Univ, Dept Anim & Rangeland Sci, Corvallis, OR 97331 USA; [Tirumala, Kiran Kumar] Indian Council Agr Res ICAR, Cent Tobacco Res Inst, Rajahmundry 533105, India; [Rai, Arvind Kumar] Indian Council Agr Res ICAR, Cent Soil Salin Res Inst, Karnal 132001, India; [Sarker, Ashutosh] ICARDA South Asia & China Reg Program, Off Block C,NASC Complex,DPS Marg, New Delhi 110012, India; [Hassan, Sawsan] Int Ctr Agr Res Dry Areas ICARDA, Amman 11195, Jordan; [Liguori, Giorgia] Univ Palermo, Dept Agr Food & Forest Sci, Viale Sci,Ed 4, I-90128 Palermo, Italy; [Probir Kumar, Ghosh] Indian Council Agr Res ICAR, Natl Inst Biot Stress Management, Raipur 493225, Madhya Pradesh...
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Kumar, Sunil,Louhaichi, Mounir,Dana Ram, Palsaniya,et al. Cactus Pear (Opuntia ficus-indica) Productivity, Proximal Composition and Soil Parameters as Affected by Planting Time and Agronomic Management in a Semi-Arid Region of India[J],2021,11(8).
APA Kumar, Sunil.,Louhaichi, Mounir.,Dana Ram, Palsaniya.,Tirumala, Kiran Kumar.,Ahmad, Shahid.,...&Hulgathur Appaswamygowda, Bhargavi.(2021).Cactus Pear (Opuntia ficus-indica) Productivity, Proximal Composition and Soil Parameters as Affected by Planting Time and Agronomic Management in a Semi-Arid Region of India.AGRONOMY-BASEL,11(8).
MLA Kumar, Sunil,et al."Cactus Pear (Opuntia ficus-indica) Productivity, Proximal Composition and Soil Parameters as Affected by Planting Time and Agronomic Management in a Semi-Arid Region of India".AGRONOMY-BASEL 11.8(2021).
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