Vol. 10, Issue 2 (2021)
Effect of integrated nutrient management on growth, yield and shelf life of turnip (Brassica rapa L.) cv. purple top white
Chandraprakash Yadav, Sudhir Kumar Mishra, Manish Kumar Singh, Sapna Roy and Prashant Tiwari
A field experiment was conducted at the Research Farm, Department of Horticulture, National Post Graduate College, Barhalganj, Gorakhpur (U.P.), India, in 2019-2020. The experiment was laid out in RBD with ten treatments replicated three times. Treatments were consisted of control (no fertilizer added), F.Y.M., Vermicompost and Azotobactor and RDF (NPK @ 150kg: 100kg: 50kg per ha). The observations were recorded on various growth, yield related traits and shelf life of turnip and subjected to statistical analysis. The results revealed that maximum plant height T9 (56.33cm), no. of leaves (20.33), leaf length (52.07cm), Leaf width (17.67cm), Crown diameter (5.55cm), Tuber weight (388.55g), tuber length (8.09cm), root diameter (12.25cm), Fresh weight of whole plant (645.85g), Tuber yield/plot (5.05kg) and Yield/ha (41.41tn), Shelf life (17.11days) were recorded with the treatment T9 (RDF 20% + Vermicompost @ 40% + Azotobactor @ 40%), while control exhibited very poor performance for these traits. These findings have drawn the conclusion that integrated nutrient management significantly enhanced the growth, yield and shelf life of turnip with more profitable cost benefit ratio (3.70).
How to cite this article:
Chandraprakash Yadav, Sudhir Kumar Mishra, Manish Kumar Singh, Sapna Roy, Prashant Tiwari. Effect of integrated nutrient management on growth, yield and shelf life of turnip (Brassica rapa L.) cv. purple top white. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(2):100-103.