Vineeta*1, Kewalanand2, Vandana3 and Vishwanath4

*Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand-263145 (India) Email:


A field cum laboratory experiment was conducted at G.B.P.U.A.&T., Pantnagar, Uttarakhand to study the effect of irrigation and FYM levels as well as storage conditions on oil constituents viz., limonene, carvone and dillapiole of medicinal European Dill plant during the two successive seasons of 2005/2006 and 2006/2007. For this, a experiment based on factorial randomized block design having 3 replications was carried out with treatments, viz irrigation scheduling at 4 mm CPE (cumulative pan evaporation) levels (50, 100, 150 and 200) with 6 cm of irrigation water and 3 FYM (farmyard manure) levels (0, 15 and 30 tonnes/ha) in field and in laboratory, seed was stored in cotton bag at room temperature, cotton bag in deep fridge, ploythene bag at room temperature and polythene bag in deep fridge. Present investigation revealed that oil constituents were found to be significantly higher due to irrigation at 100 mm CPE and fertilized with 15-30 tonnes FYM/ha and can be stored in polythene or polythene lined bag at room temperature to maintain the oil quality.

Key words : European Dill, Oil constituents, Storage condition, Irrigation, FYM

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