Vol. 3 No. 2
Integrated nutrient management of lady.s finger (Abelmoschus esculentus L.Moench) in Dankuni basin.
Author(s): R. RAY; S. K. PATRA* AND S. K. SAHOO
Abstract: Two sets of field experiments were conducted at medium land situation in Dankuni Basin of Hooghly river in West Bengal during rabi season of 2002-03 to assess the benevolent effects of two non-symbiotic N- fixing bacteria, Azotobacter and Azospirillum in presence or absence of FYM (15 t ha-1) and two levels of graded NPK fertilizers (50-25-25 and 25-12.5-12.5 kg N, P2O5, K2O/ ha) on the growth and fruit yield of ladyÂ’s finger (Abelmoschus esculentus L. Moench) and the availability status of N, P and K in soil. The results of the study showed that integration of Azospirillum or Azotobacter inoculation supplemented with 15 t ha-1 of FYM and 25-12.5-12.5 kg N, P2O5, K2O ha-1 was much beneficial for increasing plant growth, higher fruit yield and N- saving up to 25 kg ha-1 to crop, besides enhancing available pool of N, P and K in soil..
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