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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 7, Special Issue 2 (2018)

An economical analysis of the effectiveness of vermiwash, vermicompost and NPK on growth and yield of OKRA (Abelmoschus esculentus L.) cv. VRO 6

Author(s):

Meenakshee Dwivedi, Saraswati Patel, Anurag Dubey, Pushpika Mishra and Dr. SK Sengupta

Abstract:
The study was carried out to evaluate the economical effectiveness of vermiwash, vermicompost and NPK combinations on the growth, flowering and productivity of okra (Abelmoschus esculantus). The experiment was conducted with 13 treatment combinations of NPK, Vermicompost and Foliar spraying of Vermiwash in Randomized Complete Block Design with three replications. Seeds of Okra, cv. VRO.-6 were sown on plot size of 3.6m X 3.0 m. The row to row and plant to plant spacing was maintained at 60 cm and 30 cm, respectively hence each plot accommodated 60 plants. The observations were recorded treatment wise by selecting 5 random plants. The growth, yield and economics of the treatment were worked out. Vermiwash was extracted from different vermicompost which was composted from different animal agro and kitchen wastes through earthworm Eisenia foetida. It was observed that the maximum net return of Rs 38484/ha was observed in treatment T11 (Rec. NPK + Vermiwash (as soil treatment) + Vermiwash 3 sprays at 1 week interval after 30 DAS) with the maximum cost benefit ratio of 2.01. Whereas the lowest fruit yield and net return 53.55 q and Rs 25624/ha was obtained with T 6 (V C@ 5t/ha+ V W 1 spray). Application of recommended dose of NPK + Vermiwash as soil treatment with 3 foliar sprays of Vermiwash at 1week interval after 30 DAS fetched maximum net return and C:B ratio as comparison to other treatments.

Pages: 305-308  |  1577 Views  578 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Meenakshee Dwivedi, Saraswati Patel, Anurag Dubey, Pushpika Mishra and Dr. SK Sengupta. An economical analysis of the effectiveness of vermiwash, vermicompost and NPK on growth and yield of OKRA (Abelmoschus esculentus L.) cv. VRO 6. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(2S):305-308.

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