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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 5, Issue 5 (2017)
Effect of potassium, zinc and farm yard manure on growth, yield, nutrient uptake and quality of potato (Solanum tuberosum L)


Author(s): SK Sharma and SP Singh

Abstract: A field experiment was conducted at Gwalior (M.P.) for two consecutive years to study the effect of potassium, zinc and farm yard manure on growth, yield, nutrient uptake and quality of potato. The experiment consisted of 3 levels of FYM, 3 levels of zinc and 5 levels of potassium. The experiment was conducted under split plot design with three replications. The results revealed that application of 80 kg K/ha, 25 kg Zn SO4/ha and 10 t FYM/ha recorded significantly higher value for yield and yield attributes. Application of 80 kg K/ha, 10 t FYM/ha and 25 kg Zn/ha recorded significantly higher values for almost for all the parameters. Application of 120 kg K/ha, 5 t FYM/ha and 25 kg Zn/ha significantly improved quality parameters. Application of FYM @ 5 t/ha and Zn @ 25 kg /ha significantly increased NPK content in haulm and tubers. There was significant increase in NPK uptake due to application of 120 kg K, 10 t FYM and 50 kg Zn/ha. Application of potassium, FYM and Zn recorded more nutrient-N, P and K content in soil as compared to previous doses. B: C ratio value was 3.6 due to application 120 kg K2O, 10 t FYM and 25 kg Zn SO4/ha.

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SK Sharma, SP Singh. Effect of potassium, zinc and farm yard manure on growth, yield, nutrient uptake and quality of potato (Solanum tuberosum L). Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(5):818-822.
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