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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2018)
Nutrient management influenced phytochemical content and biological activities in rhizosphere of broccoli cv. pushpa
Author(s): Lalhming Sanga, AK Jha and D Thakuria
Abstract: Nutrient management is one of the major challenges in organic farming practices. This study assessed how different forms of nutrient management can influence quality and biological activities in rhizosphere of broccoli. Application of VC+FYM and bioinoculants (Azotobacter isolate RazoB and phosphate solubilizer Bacillus megaterium MTCC4714) along with 100% K increased the contents of phytochemicals and soil biological properties significantly (P<0.05) compared to that in all other nutrient management practices. The pair-wise correlation matrix analysis indicated a significant positive correlation between the contents of phytochemicals and soil biological properties. Findings of this study clearly revealed a direct relationship between improved soil biological properties and higher contents of phytochemicals in broccoli head under organic manure with bioinoculants application and this nutrient management practice may be recommended for organically grown broccoli in acidic soils on hill terrace.
How to cite this article:
Lalhming Sanga, AK Jha, D Thakuria. Nutrient management influenced phytochemical content and biological activities in rhizosphere of broccoli cv. pushpa. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(1):2441-2443.