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Abstract

Production potential of some winter vegetables under edible bamboo - Dendrocalamus asper.

Abstract

The feasibility of cultivation of winter vegetables under bamboo was assessed on the basis of their growth and yield. Recently Dendrocalamus asper, an edible and exotic bamboo species has been introduced in India. In the present study four-years-old plantation of D. asper raised through tissue culture was intercropped with potato (Solanum tuberosum), tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) and pea (Pisum sativum). Vegetable crops showed variable performance under bamboo as compared to control. Among three winter vegetable crops, pea was found most compatible with D. asper.