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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 5, Issue 2 (2017)
Study the effect of organic management on growth and yield parameter of ashwagandha {Withania somnifera (Linn.) Dunal}


Author(s): SR Chaudhary, Jitendra Kumar, DG Chaudhary and RB Patel

Abstract: Indiscriminate use of inorganic fertilizers is deleterious to soil health. Application of organic manures helps to maintain soil microbial population, soil fertility as well as enhance the oil quality of Ashwagandha. Keeping in view, an experiment was conducted at the farm of ICAR - Directorate of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Research, Lambhvel, Anand district (Gujarat), India during the period of August 2015 to May, 2016 to study the effect of organic management on growth and yield parameter of ashwagandha {Withania somnifera (Linn.) Dunal}. The experiment was laid out in split plot design in three replications. The experimental treatment comprised of different organic treatments as a main plot (M1: FYM @ 15 t ha-1, M2: vermicompost @ 7.5 t ha-1 and M3 : castor cake @ 2.5 t ha-1) and four different bio-fertilizers treatments as a sub plot (S1) control, (S2) bio-fertilizers (Azotobacter + PSB; Seed treatment), (S3) Jivamrut (3 Spray at 25, 50 and 75 DAS), (S4) bio-fertilizers (Azotobacter + PSB, Seed treatment) + Jivamrut (3 Spray at 25, 50 and 75 DAS). In light of the results obtained from this investigation, it is indicated that among organics the application of castor cake @ 2.5 t ha-1 and in case of bio-fertilizer, treatment bio-fertilizer (Azotobacter + PSB) as a seed treatment + Jivamrut (3 Spray at 25, 50 and 75 DAS) to kharif Ashwagandha (cv. Jawahar ashgandh-20), produced higher growth and yield by maintaining soil health over rest of treatments.

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SR Chaudhary, Jitendra Kumar, DG Chaudhary, RB Patel. Study the effect of organic management on growth and yield parameter of ashwagandha {Withania somnifera (Linn.) Dunal}. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(2):155-157.
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