Vol. 6, Issue 4 (2017)
Effect of Azotobacter on growth, yield and quality of pearl millet
Author(s): Ramdev Togas, LR Yadav, SL Choudhary and GV Shisuvinahalli
Abstract: A field experiment was conducted at Agronomy farm, of S.K.N. College of Agriculture, Jobner (Rajasthan) during kharif 2015 on loamy sand soil, which consisted eight treatments of fertilizers/manures (Control, RDF (60:30:0), FYM @ 12 t/ha, FYM @ 6 t/ha + ½ RDF, vermicompost @ 5 t/ha, Vermicompost @ 2.5 t/ha + ½ RDF, Poultry Manure @ 4 t/ha, Poultry Manure @ 2 t/ha + ½ RDF) and two treatments of microbial inoculation (without inoculation and with Azotobacter) thereby making sixteen treatment combinations were tested in randomized block design with three replications. Recommended dose of fertilizer for pearl millet was 60 kg N and 30 kg P2O5/ha. Results indicated that seed inoculation with Azotobacter significantly increased plant height, dry matter accumulation, total number of tillers, chlorophyll content effective tillers, ear length, grains/ear, test weight, grain, stover and biological yield, protein content, total uptake of N, P and K and their concentration in grain and stover. The seed inoculation with Azotobacter was found economical fetching highest returns (`29615/ha).
How to cite this article:
Ramdev Togas, LR Yadav, SL Choudhary and GV Shisuvinahalli. Effect of Azotobacter on growth, yield and quality of pearl millet. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2017; 6(4): 889-891.