Vol. 11 No. 2
Studies on organic nutrition in improving yield and quality of ber cv. BAU Kul-1
Author(s): S. KUNDU, S. CHAKRABORTY, D. ROY, B. GHOSH AND P. DUTTA
Abstract: The effect of organic nutrition in improving yield and quality of ber cv. BAU Kul-1 was studied at Horticulture Research Station, Mondouri, BCKV, West Bengal, India. The treatments were FYM (20 kg plant-1), Vermicompost (10 kg plant-1), Neem Cake (5 kg plant-1), (FYM + Vermicompost), ½ (FYM + Neem cake), ½ (Vermicompost + Neem cake), 1/ (FYM + 3 Vermicompost + Neem cake) and Control i.e. RDF (N, P O K O: 150, 90, 150 g/plant/year). Sole use of vermicompost or 2 5, 2 neem cake was found to be effective in improving the soil nutrient status, soil microbial population and leaf phosphorus content as compared to other treatments. But their combination i.e. ½ (Vermicompost + Neem cake) showed more beneficial effect in increasing fruit yield and available soil phosphorus content. FYM or vermicompost and their combination i.e. ½ (FYM + Vermicompost) resulted higher leaf nitrogen and potassium content. The physico-chemical characters of ber were found to be superior with FYM alone as compared to others. The sole use of neem cake or vermicompost or their combination i.e. ½ (Vermicompost + Neem cake) were much effective in improving the soil condition, leaf phosphorus content and yield of ber plants; whereas, sole application of FYM was found to be most useful in enhancing the fruit quality of ber.
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