Effect of Integrated Nutrient Management on Yield and Quality Parameters of Baby Corn (Zea mays L.)
Publication Date : 27/02/2016
A field study was carried out at the students’ research farm, Department of Agriculture, Khalsa Collge Amritsar, for two consecutive kharif seasons of 2014 and 2015. To study the effect of Integrated nutrient management (INM) on soil fertility, yield contributing characters, yield, fodder yield and quality parameters of baby corn (Zea mays). Seven treatments i.e. T1= Control, T2= 100 per cent recommended dose of N, T3 = 5 tonnes of FYM(Farm yard manure) + 100 kg inorganic N ha-1 ,T4= 10 tonnes of FYM + 75kg inorganic N ha-1 , T5= 15tonnes of FYM + 50 kg inorganic N ha-1, T6= 20tonnes of FYM + 25 kg inorganic N ha-1 , T7= 25 tonnes of FYM ha-1 replicated four times each were carried out in the plot in RBD design. Significant increase in yield and quality contributing characters(Number of days taken to baby corn formation, Number of cobs per plant, Baby corn length, Baby corn girth, Green cob weight, Baby corn weight, Baby corn yield, Green fodder yeild, TSS and protein content in baby corn) with INM over control. Moreover 5 tonnes of FYM + 100 kg inorganic N ha-1 came out to best over all other treatments.
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