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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 7, Special Issue 2 (2018)

Effect of Organic Manure and Biofertilizers on Growth, Yield and Quality of Strawberry (<em>Fragaria</em> X <em>ananassa</em> Duch) CV. Sweet Charlie

Author(s):

Shubash Soni, Amit Kanawjia, Rajkumar Chaurasiya, Praval Singh Chauhan, Rahul Kumar and Saurabh dubey

Abstract:
Strawberry (<em>Fragaria </em>x <em>ananasa </em>Duch.) is an important fruit of the genus <em>Fragaria</em> and belongs of the family Rosaceae. Adoption of Strawberry even under subtropical condition is gaining momentum. However, standardization of agro-techniques for the cultivation of Strawberry still needs to be stimulated under sub- tropical conditions to enhance production and maintain the quality at the same time. The present investigation entitled<strong> </strong>“Effect of Organic Manure and Biofertilizers on Growth, Yield and Quality of Strawberry (<em>Fragaria </em>x<em> ananassa</em> Duch) cv Sweet Charlie” was conducted at Research field, Department of Horticulture, School of Agriculture, ITM University Gwalior (M.P.) during the winter season of 2015-16. The experiment comprised of seven treatments viz. T<sub>1</sub>-control, T<sub>2</sub>- 100% FYM, T<sub>3</sub>-100% Poultry Manure, T<sub>4</sub>- 100% Vermicompost, T<sub>5</sub>- 50% Vermicompost + 50% Poultry Manure, T<sub>6</sub>- 50% Vermicompost + 50% FYM, T<sub>7 </sub>- 50% Poultry Manure + 50% FYM, T<sub>8</sub>- 50% Vermicompost + 50% Poultry Manure + Azotobacter, T<sub>9</sub>- 50% Vermicompost + 50% FYM + Azotobacter, and T<sub>10</sub>- 50% Poultry Manure + 50% FYM + Azotobacter, used as organic manure and biofertilizers. The experiment was laid out in Randomized Block Design replications. The results revealed that the treatment T<sub>8 </sub>- 50% Vermicompost + 50% Poultry Manure + Azotobacter was found to be the best among the various treatment and recorded maximum plant height (19.61 cm), number of leaves (21.11), plant spread (24.54), number of flowers (30.41plant<sup>-1</sup>), number of fruit (12.41 plant<sup>-1</sup>), fruit length (3.70 cm), fruit width ( 3.20cm ), fruit weight (11.83 g).The treatment also recorded the maximum fruit yield ( 144.77 g plant <sup>-1</sup>, 2.32 kg plot<sup>-1</sup>, and 7.72 t ha<sup>-1</sup>) which was followed by T<sub>9 </sub>- 50% Vermicompost + 50% FYM + Azotobacter.

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How to cite this article:
Shubash Soni, Amit Kanawjia, Rajkumar Chaurasiya, Praval Singh Chauhan, Rahul Kumar and Saurabh dubey. Effect of Organic Manure and Biofertilizers on Growth, Yield and Quality of Strawberry (<em>Fragaria</em> X <em>ananassa</em> Duch) CV. Sweet Charlie. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(2S):128-132.

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