The fresh yield of rhizomes (101.72 q/ha) and dry matter recovery (37.39%) were found to be significantly higher in case of Roma genotype of turmeric over PCT-8 and Suroma. The genotype Suroma produced the significantly lowest turmeric yield (96.13 q/ha), 5.59 q/ha less than Roma. The dry matter recovery was also lowest (35.24%) in case of Suroma. The maximum fertility level (N200K200) recorded significantly higher fresh yield of rhizomes (100.90 q/ha) over all the remaining fertility levels. The treatment interactions were found to be non-significant for both these parameters. Amongst the three genotypes, Roma gave maximum net income up to Rs.474564/ha with B:C ratio 4.50. The second best genotype was PCT-8 giving net income up to Rs.461350/ha with B:C ratio 4.40.In case of fertility levels, the increasing fertility levels from N100K100 to N200K200 resulted in increase in net income as well as B:C ratio. Thus the maximum dose (N200K200) gave the highest net income of Rs.468560/ha, whereas it was only Rs.449210/ha from N100K100. Based on two years mean values, the extra net income from N200K200 over N100K100 was up to Rs.19350/ha. Similarly the net income was upto Rs.15870/ha from N200K150 over N100K100. The increased net income under highest NK level was due to increased rhizomes yield/ha which fetched higher market value.
Kamlesh Ahirwar, Uttam Kumar Tripathi, Rajiv Kumar Singh, Manoj Kumar Ahirwar, Rohit Sharma. Economic net returns per hectare area from the turmeric genotypes applied with nitrogen and potassium levels. Int J Hortic Food Sci 2019;1(1):07-09.