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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2018)
Effect of integrated nutrient management on growth, yield and quality of broccoli (Brassica oleracea L. var. italica)


Author(s): Chetan Sharma, BS Kang, Rajneet Kaur, SK Singh and Kiran Aulakh

Abstract: The present investigation entitled “Effect of integrated nutrient management on growth, yield and quality of broccoli (Brassica oleracea L. var. italica)” was conducted during 2016-17 at the Experimental Research Farm Department of Agriculture, Mata Gujri College, Sri Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab, India. The experiment was laid out in a randomized block design with three replication. The treatments consisted of T0: Control, T1: RDF, T2: Biofertilizers, T3: Vermicompost, T4: 100% RDF + Biofertilizers, T5: 75% RDF + Biofertilizers, T6: 100% RDF + Vermicompost, T7: 75% RDF + Vermicompost, T8: 100% RDF + Vermicompost + Biofertilizers and T9: 75% RDF + Vermicompost + Biofertilizers. Application of different levels of fertilizers in combination with organic manures and biofertilizers significantly increased the growth, yield and quality of broccoli. Maximum plant height (73.25 cm), plant spread (66.12 cm), leaf length (61.80 cm), leaf width (22.53 cm), number of leaves (15.77), stalk length (22.51 cm), days to curd initiation (84), curd diameter (32.91 cm), average curd weight (427.73 g), curd yield per hectare (35.97 t) and dry matter content (9.88 %) were recorded with the combined application of 100 per cent RDF + biofertilizers + vermicompost. Whereas, maximum ascorbic acid (84.17 mg 100 g-1) and TSS (14.77 °Brix) were recorded in T9 (75% RDF + Biofertilizers + Vermicompost) and net returns of Rs. 2,29,029.00 along with benefit: cost ratio (3.26:1) were recorded with the conjoint application of 100 per cent RDF + biofertilizers + vermicompost. These results suggested that the optimum production of broccoli can be obtained with integrated application of 100 per cent RDF + biofertilizers + vermicompost.

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Chetan Sharma, BS Kang, Rajneet Kaur, SK Singh, Kiran Aulakh. Effect of integrated nutrient management on growth, yield and quality of broccoli (Brassica oleracea L. var. italica). Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(2):1296-1300.
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