Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol 21, Issue 1, 2015; Page No.(363-367)

EFFECT OF LAND CONFIGURATION AND INTEGRATED NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT ON GROWTH, YIELD AND QUALITY OF RADISH (RAPHANUS SATIVUS L.) CV. PUSA CHETKI

P. A. Maheriya, Hasmukh N. Leua, A. G. Naik, M. K. Parmar and A.I. Makawana

Abstract

An experiment was carried out to study the effect of land configuration and integrated nutrient management on growth, yield and quality of radish (Raphanus sativus l.) cv. Pusa Chetki with an eight treatment combinations consisting of land configuration (L1-Ridge and furrow method, L2 - Raised bed method) and integrated nutrient management (T1- RDF, T2 - 75 percent RDF + 10 t/ha B.C., T3 - 100 percent RDF + 10 t/ ha B.C., T4 - 10 t/ha B.C. only). The result observed that in case of different land configuration methods (L1) ridge and furrow method significantly increased length of shoots (31.89 cm), length of root (25.56 cm), fresh weight of shoot (56.39 gram/plant), fresh weight of root (90.76 gram/plant), root yield per net plot (13.88 kg), root yield per hectare (43.44 t/ha), TSS (4.71 %) and vitamin-C (94.31 mg/10g) as compared to (L2) raised bed method. Among different integrated nutrient management (T3) 100 percent RDF + 10 t/ ha B.C. significantly improved length of shoot (33.86 cm), length of root (27.89 cm), number of leaves per plant (11.12), girth of root (11.47 cm), fresh weight of shoot (60.52 g/plant), fresh weight of root (96.41 g/plant), root yield as per net plot (14.95 kg), root yield per hectare (48.40 t/ha), TSS (5.21 %), vitamin C content of shoot (95.25 mg/100gram) and vitamin C content of root (19.70 mg/100 g), while (T4) 10 t/ha B.C. only performed poor with respect to all parameters under study. All the interaction effects were reveled to the non-significant with respect to growth, yield and quality parameters. On the basis of results obtained in present investigation, it could be concluded that to obtained higher and profitable yield of radish cv. Pusa Chetki, the crop should be fertilized with 100 percent RDF + 10 t/ha B. C. coupled with ridge and furrow (L1T3) treatment combination.

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