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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 7, Special Issue 1 (2018)

Economic aspect of vermicompost and sulphur application in the garlic cultivation

Author(s):

Sudha Verma, MR Choudhary, S Sengupta, S Mishra and Varsha Rani

Abstract:
Garlic (Allium sativum L.) is one of the most important bulb crop grown worldwide. Due to its higher nutritive value and multipurpose uses in Indian culinary, it enjoys a special status among the spices. In recent years, vermicompost is widely advocated in integrated nutrient management. Enriched with nutrients and the nature of slow release, gives it a special status. Sulphur, on the other hand, is an important constituent of diallyl disulphide, which imparts the specific pungency to Garlic. By far the economics of the treatments is the most important consideration for making any recommendation to the farmers for its wide application. In light of above facts, an experiment was conducted at Horticulture Farm, S.K.N. College of Agriculture, Jobner, Rajasthan. The investigation, consisted of sixteen treatment combinations with four levels of Vermicompost (Control, 2.5, 5.0 and 7.5 tha-1) and four levels of sulphur (Control, 30, 60 and 90 kgha-1) in Randomized Block Designs with three replications. For calculating economics, the average treatment yield along with primary market rates of the produce and costs of input were used. The result of the present investigation shows that the application of vermicompost along with sulphur increased the net returns. This result can be directly correlated with the corresponding increase in the yield of garlic. However, the highest benefit cost ratio (4.93) was obtained from the treatment having combination of Vermicompost @ 5 tons ha-1 with Sulphur @ 90 kg ha-1, which is due to comparatively higher return per rupee cost (5.93).

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How to cite this article:
Sudha Verma, MR Choudhary, S Sengupta, S Mishra and Varsha Rani. Economic aspect of vermicompost and sulphur application in the garlic cultivation. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(1S):2546-2548.

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