IMPACT OF ORGANIC MANURES AND BIO-FERTILIZERS ON YIELDAND QUALITY ATTRIBUTES OF BROCCOLI (BRASSICA OLERACEAL.VAR. ITALICA) CV-N.S.-50Monika Jain, Krishna Kumar Mishra, Abhishek Anand and Shobhanika Barik
Broccoli is know was the, âCrown of jewel nutritionâ because it contains vitamin A (130 times higher thancauliflower and 22 times higher than cabbage), niacin, thiamin, vitamin C, riboflavin and also minerals likeFe, P, K and Ca. It aids in the battle against lung and breast cancer. Organic production of broccoli is theneed of the hour to enjoy the excellent health benefit of broccoli with better test avoiding the health hazardof chemical fertilizer residues. Keeping this in mind, the experiment was carried out in the year 2019-20 atthe Agricultural Research Farm, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Allied Industries, Rama University,Kanpur. The experiment was laid out in a randomized block design (RBD) for the experimentation atspacing of 60 Ã 30 cm with 3 replications and 8 treatments with 24 plots. The current experiment clearlydemonstrated that the quality, yield, and yield-attributing characteristics of broccoli are significantlyimproved by the use of organic manures and bio-fertilizers. Among all the treatments, use of Farm YardManure (FYM) + Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria (PSB) + Azospirillum i.e., T7 in sprouting broccoli wasfound to be the most effective treatment for obtaining highest yield as well as better quality under UPconditions.