Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2018)
Influence of organic, inorganic fertilizers and biofertilizers on growth, yield and quality of onion (Allium cepa L.)
Author(s): Priynka kumari Jat, Dr. OP Garhwal and Dr. SP Singh
Abstract: Onion (Allium cepa L.)” plant belongs to family Alliaceae and India is its center of origin and diversity. It is highly productive and usually finds a place as “king of kitchen”. The growth, yield and bulb quality of onion are largely dependent on number of interacting factors. On the other hand onion is a long duration crop with high yield which removes large quantities of nutrients from the soil. Now-a-days demands for onion is increasing rapidly among the vegetable consumers in view of its better bulb size, and quality only one source of nutrients like chemical fertilizers, organic manures and biofertilizers cannot improve the production or maintain the production sustainability and soil health. Integrated plant nutrient management is the intelligent use of optimum combination of organic, inorganic and biological nutrient sources in a specific crop, cropping system and climatic situation so as to achieve and to sustain the optimum yield and to improve or to maintain the soil’s physical, biological and chemical properties. Such a crop nutrition package has to be technically sound, economically attractive, practically feasible and environmentally safe. Therefore work done on the nutrient application to onion is reviewed in this paper.