Journal ID : AMA-25-05-2022-11408
[This article belongs to Volume - 53, Issue - 06]
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Title : Effect of Chemical and Biofertilizers on Yield and Yield Attributes and Economics of Taramira (Eruca sativa) Under Dryland Conditions

Abstract :

Rapeseed-mustard contributes significantly to reducing oil consumption in the India and Rajastahn. Fertility control is required in most rapeseed-mustard-dominated locations in order to increase crop output. In this line, a field experiment was conducted on loamy sand soils at SKN Jobner (Rajasthan) by combining organic (biofertilizers) and inorganic plant nutrient sources to find out their effect on yield and yield attributes and economics return of taramira (Eruca sativa) under dryland conditions. This experiment was conducted from 2011 to 2013 in winter season and comprises the mean analysis. The experiment was laid out in a randomized block design comprised of eight treatments viz., control (no N & P2 O5), 50 % N and P2O5, 75 % N and P2O5, 100 % N and P2O5, Azotobactor + PSB seed treatment, Azotobactor + PSB seed treatment + 50 % N and P2O5, Azotobactor +PSB seed treatment +75 % N and P2O5, Azotobactor + PSB seed treatment +100 % N and P2O5. Application of 100 % RDF (N 30kg + 20kgP2O5 ha-1) + seed inoculation with Azotobacter + PSB significantly (p=0.05) increased number of primary and secondary branches plant-1, number of siliquae plant-1, test weight, seed yield, net returns (Rs. 25435 ha-1) and B: C ratio (4.02) over control. These research findings could be used to increase taramira production in dryland areas with low fertility of soil.

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