Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol 21, Issue 4, 2015; Page No.(1783-1787)

EFFECT OF ORGANIC MANURES AND BIOFERTILIZERS ON FRUIT YIELD AND ITS CONTRIBUTING TRAITS OF TOMATO (SOLANUM LYCOPERSICUM L.)

Navjot Singh Brar, K.S. Thakur, Ramesh Kumar, D.K. Mehta, Nisha Sharma,Dharminder Kumar and Sandeep Kumar

Abstract

The present study was carried out at Experimental Research Farm of the Department of Vegetable Science, Dr. YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan (H.P.) during Kharif 2011. The experiment was laid out in Randomized Block Design (RBD) and Complete Randomized Design (CRD) comprising of ten treatment combinations of organic manures and biofertilizers viz., T1: FYM @ 20 t/ha, T2: Vermicompost @ 5 t/ha, T3: Neem Manure @ 2 t/ha, T4: Biovita Granules @ 50 kg/ha, T5:Biofertilizers (Azotobacter + PSB + KSB) each @ 5 kg/ha, T6: T1+ Biofertilizers, T7: T2 + Biofertilizers, T8: T3 + Biofertilizers, T9: T4 + Biofertilizers and T10: Control. Among all the treatments, ’T7' (Vermicompost + Biofertilizers) performed best for most of the fruit and its contributing traits for highest yield but benefit: cost ratio was obtained highest with the treatment ’T9' (Biovita + Biofertilizers). It was rated as second best treatment for most of fruit yield characters. Hence, treatment ’T9' from fruit quality and economic point of view and treatment ’T7' for getting higher fruit yield can be recommended for commercial cultivation.

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