Rajendra Prasad Koppisetty Vengaiah PC and Murthy GN
Unscientific use of chemicals leads to several health hezards and environmental problems to protect our crops and the environment we have to follow the scientific and eco-friendly horticulture which minimises the use of harmful and energy intensive inputs and adopts the use of organic manures. A study on turmeric was conducted at Horticultural Research station, pandirimamidi, Dr. YSR Horticultural University, Andhra Pradesh, to find out the growth and yield response of turmeric to organic manures (general recommended dose, farmyard manure, vermicomost, sheep manure and their combinations) on nitrogen basis, in turmeric variety Tekuripeta-2. The experiment was laid out in ramdamised Block design with eight treatments and three replications. The trail was conducted on the fixed site of soil for the continuous of three years (2016-18) and the pooled data revealed that the maximum plant height (99cm) number of leaves (8.4) number of tillers per plant (2.6) fresh rhizome yield per plant (432g) per plot (26.3kg) and curing per cent 21.4 was recorded in application of vermicompost plus sheep manure followed the application of combination of farmyard manure alone.
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