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 + Â½ RDF, vermicompost @ 5 t/ha, Vermicompost @ 2.5 t/ha + Â½ RDF, Poultry Manure @ 4 t/ha, Poultry Manure @ 2 t/ha + Â½ 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).
Ramdev Togas, LR Yadav, SL Choudhary and GV Shisuvinahalli. Effect of Azotobacter on growth, yield and quality of pearl millet. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2017;6(4):889-891.