Water balance studies in jack
Keywords:Soil moisture, Rainfed, lrrigated, Transpire, Vegetative and fruit growth, Flush, Shoot length and girth.
Water transpired by Jack grown under irrigated and rainfed situations at the University of Agticultura1 Sciences (UAS), Gandhi Krishi Vignana Kendra (GKVK), Bangalore during the year 1993 has been studied. Irrigated trees transpired 1054.3 mm of water and trees grown under rainfed condition transpired 701.3 mm of water during the period of observation. Two main growth flushes were observed, viz., March last week to May first week and June third week to August first week. In all the trees the first growth flush was observed during the dryspell. The maturity of the fruit got delayed by 20-30 days in the case of irrigated trees.
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