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Journal : HortFlora Research Spectrum
Volume : Volume 5, Issue 4: December 2016
Page (s) : 345-347
Date of Publication
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Article Type : Research Note
Online : 05-Jan-2017
Combined Effect of Organic Manures and Bio-fertilizers on Growth and Yield of Broccoli under Garhwal Himalayan Region
V. Singh*, Kh. Naseeruddin Shah and D. K. Rana
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A field trial was conducted at Horticulture Research Centre, Chauras Campus H.N.B University,arhwal, Uttarakhand, during October 2014 to February 2015 to study the growth and yield potential of broccoli influenced by combined effect of organic manures and bio-fertilizer under Garhwal Himalayan region. The experiment was laid out in randomized block design with three replications. The experiment consist of two organic manures and bio fertilizer with their combinations viz., Vermicompost (T1), Poultry manures (T2), Azotobacter (T3), Vermicompost + Poultry manure (T4), Vermicompost + Azotobacter (T5), Poultry manure + Azotobacter (T6), Vermicompost + Poultry manure + Azotobacter (T7), Control (T8). All the organic manures were applied at the field before one month of transplanting but Azotobacter were applied as root treatment before transplanting. Results were found to be significant in all the growth and yield parameters of broccoli. T7 (Vermicompost + Poultry manure + Azotobacter) showed maximum plant height (57.13 cm), leaf length (48.17 cm), plant spread (56.16 cm2), days to curd initiation (65.89), days to 50% curd initiation (75.23) and days taken to 50% curd maturity (88.51), where as maximum number of leaves (22.58), curd weight (315.69 g) and yield/ha (120.12 q) recorded in T6 (Poultry manure + Azotobacter), while minimum under T8 (Control). The results showed that the combined use of organic and bio-fertilizer significantly effective on growth and yield characters.

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Singh V., Shah K. N. and Rana D. K. (2016). Combined effect of organic manures and bio-fertilizers on growth and yield of broccoli under Garhwal Himalayan region. HortFlora Res. Spectrum, 5(4) : 345-347.
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