Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2017)
Nutrient uptake, quality and economics of sesame as influenced by Vermicompost and moisture conservation practices
Author(s): Babu Lal, Lala Ram Yadav, Keshar Mal Choudhary, Manish Bera, Lali Jat and Anju Bijarnia
Abstract: A field experiment was conducted during kharif season of 2016 at S.K.N. College of Agriculture, Jobner to study the “Response of Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) to vermicompost and moisture conservation practices. The experiment comprising of four levels of vermicompost (Control, 1.5, 3.0 and 4.5 t/ha) and four moisture conservation practices (control, dust mulch, straw mulch and plastic mulch), thereby making 16 treatment combinations was laid out in factorial randomized block design and replicated thrice. Nitrogen, phosphorus and potash concentration in seed and straw as well as oil content in seeds were significantly higher with vermicompost @ 3.0 t/ha but it was found at par with vermicompost @ 4.5 t/ha. The uptake of N, P and K by crop increased significantly up to vermicompost @ 3.0 t/ha. Application of vermicompost @ 3.0 t/ha fetched net returns of 43964₹/ha, which were significantly higher over lower levels of vermicompost and at par with vermicompost @ 4.5 t/ha. Application of straw mulch recorded significantly higher protein content in seed (20.63%) and nitrogen content in both seed (3.30%) and stalk (1.34%), whereas, total N uptake (54.6 kg/ha) was significantly higher due to straw mulch over control and dust mulch. Application of straw mulch fetched the net returns of Rs 45979₹/ha, which was significantly higher over control, dust and plastic mulch.
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Babu Lal, Lala Ram Yadav, Keshar Mal Choudhary, Manish Bera, Lali Jat, Anju Bijarnia. Nutrient uptake, quality and economics of sesame as influenced by Vermicompost and moisture conservation practices. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(4):1546-1548.