Vol. 10 No. 1
Effect of bio-inoculants on the performance of cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis L.)
Abstract: The experiment was laid out in split plot design with three replications. Treatments consisted of five cauliflower varieties allotted in main plot viz, Girija (V1), White Excel (V2 ), Remi (V3 ), Pushpa (V4 ) and White Marvel (V5) whereas bio-inoculants treatment (with or without bio-inoculants) as seedling root dipping was taken as sub plot. The pooled results indicated that seedling root dipping in bio-inoculants had significant role on the performance of cauliflower varieties. Curd initiation and curd maturity were advanced in presence of bio-inoculants. The curd weight and total yield per hectare were found superior in presence of bio- inoculants. Variety White Marvel in presence of bio-inoculants emergence best with respect to days to curd initiation (42.75 days) and days to curd maturity (51.84 days), whereas White Excel variety produced significantly highest curd weight (1274.67 g) and yield (29.58 t/ha) in presence of bio-inoculants. However the presence of bio-inoculants showed non-significant differences for the quality attribute like vitamin-Aand ascorbic acid content of curd.
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