Vol. 6, Issue 6 (2017)
Carry over effect of organic manures and inorganic fertilizers on growth, yield and quality of residual crop fenugreek in brinjal-fenugreek cropping sequence
Author(s): Shahnaz Mufti, MA Chattoo, Kouser P Wani, Rakshanda Bhat, Faheema Mushtaq, Baseerat Afroza, Ambreen Nabi and Ummyiah H Masoodi
Abstract: Experiment was conducted during kharief and rabi season of 2012-13 to 2013-14 at experimental field of division of vegetable science SKUAST-K Shalimar. Immediately after harvest of brinjal, fenugreek was grown as residual crop. At the inception of experiment, the soil was clay loam in texture, near to neutral in reaction and having low status of available N, medium K and high P. The experiment consisted of thirteen treatment combinations of integrated nutrient management practices for application of recommended dose of nutrients through different sources, viz. organic manures (FYM, poultry manure, vermicompost, sheep manure, dal weed) and inorganic fertilizers (N, P & K), applied alone or in various combinations. In residual crop fenugreek, the growth attributes viz. plant height, branches plant-1 and yield hectare-1 were best in substitution of 50% of recommended dose of NPK through poultry manure and was followed by the treatment were 50% of recommended dose of NPK was substituted through vermicompost. The same treatment also resulted in minimum days to harvest the crop and was lowest as compared to all other treatment combinations, indicating the higher availability of residual nutrients in the said treatment. The quality parameters viz. vitamin C content, protein content, dry matter and total chlorophyll were recorded highest in the organic treatment T6 receiving the recommended nutrients through integration of all manures like farm yard manure, poultry manure, vermicompost, sheep manure and dal weed and was followed by the treatment T3 receiving the recommended nutrients through poultry manure only. Treatment T12 receiving the nutrients through chemical fertilizers only recorded poor performance in terms of growth as well as quality parameters of the crop. This shows that the chemical fertilizers provide least residual effect.
How to cite this article:
Shahnaz Mufti, MA Chattoo, Kouser P Wani, Rakshanda Bhat, Faheema Mushtaq, Baseerat Afroza, Ambreen Nabi and Ummyiah H Masoodi. Carry over effect of organic manures and inorganic fertilizers on growth, yield and quality of residual crop fenugreek in brinjal-fenugreek cropping sequence. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2017; 6(6): 1883-1886.