EVALUATION OF DIFFERENT NUTRIENT LEVELS AND IRRIGATION ON ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY FOR BHINDI (Abelmoschus esculentus (L) MOENCH) AS MAIN CROP AND AMARANTHUS (Amaranthus bicolor) AS RESIDUE CROP
Publication Date : 21/02/2016
An experiment was conducted at College of Agriculture, Vellayani to standardize the organic manuring schedule for bhindi and to assess the effect of different levels of organic manure combination and irrigation on economic feasibility of bhindi as main crop and amaranthus as residue crop from June 2009 to November 2009. The organic nutrient combination (17 t ha-1 FYM + 2.83 t ha-1 vermicompost + 1.47 t ha-1 glyricidia leaves) gave the maximum total fruit yield (10.58 t ha-1). When amaranthus was raised after bhindi as a residue crop, the plots with the same dose of nutrient combination also recorded the maximum fresh yield of amaranthus (18.92 t ha-1) when harvested at 45 DAS. Along with mulching, the same nutrient dose of 17 t ha-1 FYM + 2.83 t ha-1 vermicompost + 1.47 t ha-1 glyricidia leaves resulted in highest B:C ratio for bhindi as well as for bhindi – amaranthus sequence.
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