INFLUENCE OF ORGANIC LEACHATES ON ALOE VERA PRODUCTION UNDER PEST EXCLUSION NET (PEN)
A pot experiment was accomplished on the rooftop, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University from July 2018 to November 2018 to study the influence of Pest Exclusion Net (PEN) and organic leachates on Aloe Vera production. Pest exclusion net, viz., No use of PEN (open), 32 mesh net and 20 mesh net; and organic leachates viz. no use organic leachates (con.), Cowdung leachates (Cd), vermicompost leachates (Vm), Mustard oil cake leachates (Mc) were used as treatment following spilt plot design with three replications. vermicompost leachates showed maximum number of leaves (12.6), no. of pups (2.9), gel brix (1.94%) whereas minimum (1.57%) from control treatment and 32 mesh gave better performance where minimum no. of black spot (13.8), maximum plant height (33.3 cm) while maximum black spot (23.0), plant height (23.6 cm) in open field. Maximum skin wt. per leaf (55.5 g) and gel wt. (62.5 g) recorded in 32 mesh Vm treatment. In view of overall performances, 32 mesh Pest exclusion net and vermicompost leachates have the potentiality for quality Aloe Vera production.