Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2017)
Integrated nutrient management studies for protected cultivation of broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica L.)
Author(s): Goutam Kumar and MS Biradar
Abstract: Experiment was conducted under protected condition (Shade house) at Main Agriculture Research Station, University of Agriculture Sciences, Dharwad during 2015-2016 to find the response of integrated nutrient management (INM) on growth and yield of broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica L.). Observation during investigation for plant height, plant spread, stalk length, number of leaves per plant, chlorophyll content, average weight of primary head, diameter of primary curd, days for curd initiation, yield per m2 and yield per hectare were recorded. Higher yield of curd of 19.5 t ha-1 was obtained in treatment T11-75% RDF + FYM and VC (1:1) equivalent to 25% RDN +AZT + PSB. However, minimum value for all the characters studied were recorded by sole application of different organic manure and biofertilizers. It was concluded that integration of biofertilizers, organic manures and reduced level of inorganic fertilizers gave better results and hence, there is a great scope of improvement in growth, and yield of broccoli.
Pages: 225-227 | 1144 Views 49 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Goutam Kumar, MS Biradar. Integrated nutrient management studies for protected cultivation of broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica L.). Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(4):225-227.