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Effect of Potting Mixture on Plant Growth, Yield and Oil Quality of Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides L)

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NDN Priyadarshani ,

Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhana, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya, LK
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MKTK Amarasinghe,

Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhana, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya, LK
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S Subasinghe,

Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhana, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya, LK
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IR Palihakkara,

Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhana, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya, LK
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HKMS Kumarasinghe

Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhana, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya, LK
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Abstract

Vetiver is an economically important plant used in ayurvedic medicine and for extraction of some essential oils. The present study was undertaken to determine the effect of potting mixture on plant growth, root yield, oil con-tent and oil quality of Vetiver. Plants grown in top soil : sand mixture (at 1:2) showed higher plant growth, oil content and quality as compared to other treatments.

Key words: Oil content and quality, Root yield, Potting mixtures, Vetiveria zizanioides

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/tare.v13i4.3295

TARE 2010; 13(4): 110-111

How to Cite: Priyadarshani, N. et al., (2011). Effect of Potting Mixture on Plant Growth, Yield and Oil Quality of Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides L). Tropical Agricultural Research and Extension. 13(4), pp.110–111. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/tare.v13i4.3295
Published on 16 Aug 2011.
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