Vol. 5, Issue 5 (2017)
Influence of integrated nitrogen management on French bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) var. Contendor under temperate conditions of Kashmir Valley
Author(s): Rehana Jan, Tahir Ali, Nighat Mushtaq, Shazia Ramzan, Baseerat Binte Nabi and Jehangir Muzzafar Matto
Abstract: An experiment entitled “Influence of Integrated nitrogen management (INM) on French bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) var. Contendor and its effect on physico-chemical and biological properties of soil under temperate conditions of Kashmir Valley” was carried out during kharif season 2014 at research farm of SKUAST-K, Shalimar, Srinagar under Temperate Kashmir conditions. The experiment was laid out in randomized block (RDF) design with 13 treatments and 3 replications. The combination of dalweed compost and vermicompost with bio-fertilizer (rhizobium) and reduced dose of chemical fertilizers were tested in comparision with RDF. The soil under study was clay loam in texture, medium in available nitrogen (310.10 kgha-1), phosphorus (22.92 kgha-1) and potassium (249.10 kgha-1) with neutral pH (7.2). The physical, chemical and biological parameters of soil were found to be significantly improved under INM practices than organic and chemical management practices. The results revealed that application of 75% N through urea + 25% N through vermicompost + biofertilizer (Rhizobium) (22.5 kg N + 0.55 t ha-1 + 20 g kg-1 seed) recorded maximum NPK ( 374.33, 33.53 and 270.35kgha-1 N, P and K respectively). Further the integrative use of organic and inorganic fertilizers along with bio- fertilizers improved phyisco-chemical and biological properties of soil as compared to other treatments. Thus, it may be concluded that integrated nitrogen management (INM) improved the soil fertility.
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Rehana Jan, Tahir Ali, Nighat Mushtaq, Shazia Ramzan, Baseerat Binte Nabi, Jehangir Muzzafar Matto. Influence of integrated nitrogen management on French bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) var. Contendor under temperate conditions of Kashmir Valley. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(5):1741-1745.