International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 5, Issue 5 (2017)
Effect of integrated nutrient management on growth, yield, and quality of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus (L). Moench) cv. Arka Anamika
Author(s): Vikash Kumar, Jumi Saikia, and DJ Nath
Abstract: A field experiment was conducted at the Experimental Farm, Department of Horticulture, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat during March to July 2016 to study the effect of “Integrated Nutrient Management in Okra [Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Monech]. Organic manures, inorganic fertilizers were applied in different combinations along with biofertilizers. One treatment consisted of recommended dose of fertilizers (RDF). Among the treatments highest plant height (118.52 cm), least numbers of days taken to first flowering (46.20 days) and fruiting (47.33 days), number of fruits per plant (16.00) and yield (12.70 t ha-1) were recorded in T1 (RDF) followed by T2 [75% RD of NPK + Vermicompost @ 1 t ha-1 (mixed with microbial consortium)]. In case of quality parameters of fruit lowest moisture content (90.58%) and highest ash content (9.07%) were recorded in T3 followed by T4 and T2. Soil parameters like organic carbon (1.40%), available N (211.29 kg ha-1), P (64.05 kg ha-1) and K (143.20 kg ha-1) were also recorded highest in T3 followed by T4 and T2. The perusal of result revealed that most of the growth, yield and yield attributes were found highest in treatment receiving RDF. However, INM treatments exhibited superior value regarding quality and soil parameters as compare to the treatment receiving RDF.
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Vikash Kumar, Jumi Saikia,, DJ Nath. Effect of integrated nutrient management on growth, yield, and quality of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus (L). Moench) cv. Arka Anamika. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(5):2001-2003.