Cucumber is thought to be one of the oldest vegetable crops. A field experiment was conducted at Department of Horticulture, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Allahabad, (U.P) India, during the rabi season of 2016-17, to study the effect of different organic and inorganic fertilizers on cucumber yield under protected cultivation. The experiment was laid out in randomized block design with three replications consisted of nine treatment combinations viz. T0
[FYM (75%) + NPK (25%)], T2
[FYM (50%) + NPK (50%)], T3
[Vermi Compost (75%) + NPK (25%)], T4
[Vermi Compost (50%) + NPK (50%)], T5
[Poultry manure (75%) + NPK (25%)], T6
[Poultry manure (50%) + NPK (50%)], T7
[FYM (50%) + Poultry manure (25%) + Vermi Compost (25%)] and T8
[FYM (25%) + Poultry manure (25%) + Vermi Compost (25%) + NPK (25%)] were allocated randomly in each plot. The results showed that the treatment T8
(FYM (25%) + Poultry manure (25%) + Vermi Compost (25%) + NPK (25%) significantly found best among the all treatments at all successive growth stages in term of maximum plant height (370.00cm), Number of leaves (119.84) and Number of Branches per plant (3.51) as growth parameters whereas maximum length of fruit (15.03cm), fruit diameter (14.07cm), average fruit weight (198.93g), fruit yield per plot (11.87kg) and fruit yield per hectare (824.30q/ha) as yield related traits and also recorded maximum with TSS (4.100
Brix) and vitamin C (8.39mg/100g of fruit pulp) with lowest acidity (0.90 per cent) as quality parameters while lowest response in term of growth, yield and quality of cucumber was recorded with T0
(control) which received only recommended dose of NPK (120:60:120 kg per hectare).
Vishal Singh, VM Prasad, Saurabh Kasera, Bhanu Prakash Singh and Sudhir Mishra. Influence of different organic and inorganic fertilizer combinations on growth, yield and quality of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) under protected cultivation. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2017;6(4):1079-1082.