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Journal : HortFlora Research Spectrum
Volume : Volume 6, Issue 2: June 2017
Page (s) : 114-118
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Article Type : Full Length Original Article
Online : 02-Jul-2017
Effect of Different Organic Manures and Bio-fertilizers on Growth and Yield of Okra and Nutrient Uptake
V. V. Appa Rao*, Sanjay Singh and S. Raja
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An experiment was conducted in okra [Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench.] with different organic manures like farm yard manure , vermi compost, poultry manure and sheep manure with biofertilizer combinations like Azotobacter chroococcum and Azospirillum brasilense with four replications in randamized block design during kharif season on an ustachrept soil of Central Horticultural Experiment Station farm at Vejalpur, Panchamahals, Gujarat. The results revealed that the crop receiving poultry manure gave significantly higher yields (27.54 t/ha) in okra compared to the other three manures like vermicompost (23.37 t/ha), farm yard manure (20.43 t/ha), sheep manure (15.77 t/ha) and control (8.82 t/ha). However, between two sources of bio fertilizers Azotobacter chroococcum proved better and recorded higher yield (23.56 t/ha) compared to Azospirillum brasilense (19.99 t/ha) with an increase of 17.86 per cent over the other. Maximum nitrogen (226.2 kg/ha), phosphorous (18.9 kg/ha), potassium (62.4 kg/ha), calcium (157.8 kg/ha), magnesium (129.8 kg/ha) and sulphur (32.1 kg/ha) up take was observed in the treatment received poultry manure in combination with Azotobacter chroococcum.

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Rao V.V.A., Singh S. and Raja S. (2017). Effect of different organic manures and bio-fertilizers on growth and yield of okra and nutrient uptake. HortFlora Res. Spectrum, 6(2): 114-118.
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