Herbal biomass, secondary metabolites, water use and economic efficiencies of Centella asiatica influenced with irrigation water regimes

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  • R S JAT



Biomass, Centella asiatica, Irrigation water, Secondary metabolites, Water use efficiency


Experiment was conducted on Centella asiatica (L.), Urban an important hydrophytic perennial medicinal plant to study the effect of water regimes on biomass production, secondary metabolites content and production, irrigation water use efficiency (IWUE), water economic efficiency (WEE) and economic returns in upland ecosystem. Maximum leaf area (22.1 cm2 Rupees/ha), net return (60.3×103 Rupees/ha) and benefits cost ratio (1.5). Significantly higher IWUE (6.9 kg/ha cm) and WEE (295 Rupees/ha cm) were recorded at 0.4 IW/CPE ratio with minimum water use and longer application intervals. Thus, water application at medium regimes (0.8 IW/ CPE ratio) found optimum to produce quality herbal biomass under commercial cultivation in uplands ecosystem.


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Author Biographies

  • R S JAT
    Senior Scientist, ICARDirectorate of Rapeseed-Mustard Research, Sewar, Bharatpur, Rajasthan
    Senior Scientist, ICAR-Directorate of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Research, Anand, Gujarat


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How to Cite

JAT, R. S., & GAJBHIYE, N. A. (2017). Herbal biomass, secondary metabolites, water use and economic efficiencies of Centella asiatica influenced with irrigation water regimes. The Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 87(8), 1024–1029. https://doi.org/10.56093/ijas.v87i8.73142