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ON-FARM TRIAL OF FOUR BOTTLE GOURD VARIETIES IN HILL VALLEYS OF BANDARBAN DISTRICT

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Author Name: M.T. Islam, F. Arshad, M. H. Imam, R.A. Kanta, A.K.M.I. Shaum and AFM Jamal Uddin
Research Area: Agricultural Science
Volume: 11
Issue: 02
Page No: 23–26
Emailed: 7
Total Downloads: 1234
Country: Bangladesh
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DOIhttp://doi.org/10.55706/ijbssr11205


A field experiment was carried out in the Bikricchara hill valleys of Bandarban district during the rabi seasons of 2020-21 and 2021-22 to assess the efficacy of four bottle gourd varieties (BARI Lau-3, BARI Lau-4, BARI Lau-5, and Hybrid Khet Lau) in farmers’ fields. The experiment was designed as RCBD with six dispersed replications. The result exhibited that BARI Lau-4 was a standout performer, with the highest number of fruits per plant (9.42), maximum fruit weight (2.43 kg), and an impressive yield of 38.03 t ha-1. Hybrid Khet Lau closely followed, with a yield of 31.16 t ha-1, while BARI Lau-5 showed the lowest yield potentiality (24.47 t ha-1) among all varieties. The highest gross return (501750 Tk. ha-1), gross margin (352450 Tk. ha-1), and benefit-cost ratio (BCR) (3.36) were observed in the BARI Lau-4. Overall, BARI Lau-4 and Hybrid Khet Lau showed promising potential for higher yields among varieties.