GROWTH AND YIELD OF FOXTAIL MILLET [SETARIA ITALICA (L.) BEAUV.]: EFFECTS OF NITROGEN FERTILIZATION AND INOCULATION WITH AZOSPIRILLLIM LIPOFERLIMK.V. BHASKARA RA0 AND P.B.B.N.CHARYULU
Inoculation of foxtail millet (cv. Chitra) with three strains of Azospirillum lipoferum either alone or in combination with nitrogen fertilizer (40 kg N ha-1) increased the plant height, the dry weight of shoot and root, and the total N content of shoot, root and grain. The grain yield of the inoculated plants was significantly higher compared to the control plants. Both panicle and seed weights increased due to inoculation. Among the inocula tested, Inoculm-2 (In-2) was superior to the other two inocula. Further, seasonal (Kharif and Rabi) variations in growth and yield of the plants were also observed.
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