INFLUENCE OF BORDEAUX MIXTURE AND CLYBIO ON GROWTH AND YIELD OF INDIAN SPINACH (Basella alba L.)
The experiment was conducted at the Horticultural Farm of Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, during the period of May to July 2023. The single factor experiment was laid out in Completely Randomized Design (CRD) with three replications to determine the growth and yield of Indian Spinach (Basella alba L.). The experiment consisted of three treatments, namely: T1: Control; T2: Bordeaux Mixture (three times with ten days interval) and T3: Clybio (three times with ten days interval). Significant variations were observed in all treatments when data pertaining to various growth and yield parameters were collected, where the average tallest plant (187.3 cm), maximum SPAD value (37.9), maximum leaf area (252.6 sq cm), stem diameter (21.4 mm), maximum root weight (39.4 g), highest yield per plant (484.9 g) and highest yield per ha (17.81 ton) were found in (T3: Clybio) application, while the shortest plant (42.8 cm), minimum SPAD value (30.3), minimum leaf area (112.1 sq cm), lowest yield per plant (420.5 g), and lowest yield per ha (15.6 tons) were found in Bordeaux Mixture (T2). On the basis of the whole experiment, it can be concluded that Clybio as a bio-fertilizer, possesses the inherent potential to enhance the growth and yield of Indian spinach, thereby indicating its capacity to exert a positive influence on the overall development and productivity of this leafy green crop.