GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF GROUNDNUT (ARACHIS HYPOGAEA L.) UNDER FOLIAR APPLICATION OF PANCHAGAVYA AND LEAF EXTRACTS OF ENDEMIC PLANTSK.M. Choudhary, Manish M. Patel and B.L. Kumawat
A field experiment was conducted at Agronomy Instructional Farm, C. P. College of Agriculture, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, S.K.Nagar during kharif season 2010 to study the effect of foliar applied neem (Azatiracta indika ), oak (Callotropics gigentia), glyricidia (Glyricidia sepium) and custard apple (Annona squamosa) leaf extracts in 1:1 combination with panchagavya on growth, yield and economics of groundnut. From the present study, it is revealed that foliar spraying of combination of panchagavya + neem leaf extract resulted in significantly higher plant height, number of nodules, and number of branches as compared to control. Number of pods and pod weight per plant, pod yield, haulm yield and harvest index were also recorded significantly higher with application of panchagavya + neemleaf extracts (NLE) as compared to rest of the treatments. Maximum net realization and B: C. ratio was registered with foliar application of panchagavya + NLE over other sources. Foliar application of different sources both at branching and flowering stages recorded significantly higher growth, yield, net realization and B: C. ratio as compared to single application at branching or flowering stage.
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