Comparative study of different sources of nutrients suitable for organic off season cucumber production
Dilli Dhakal, Atul Yadav, Sharvan Kumar, Dr. Chandra Shekhar and Dr. Satendra Kumar
Seed of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) were individually seeded in plastic trays filled with different substrates such as forest soil and compost. Plastic pots were covered by small poly tunnels. Plastic pots were removed during day and covered at night by white thin plastic sheet. Seedling were equally irrigated, but additional nutrient elements were not given for supplement till the second true leaves appeared. Later, 25-35 days old seedling was ready for transplanting. Seedlings were transplanted in main field. The field was prepared by 2-3 ploughing, planking and harrowing. Layout of field was done with 3 replications and 8 treatments. Treatments were arranged according to layout. Different sources of nutrients were used. After 4th week, the plant was stalked with rope and bamboo. All plots were periodically irrigated frequently. The data was taken at 56, 70, 90 days after sowing and recorded in Microsoft excel. The number of leaves, plant height, days to flowering, number of flower, number of fruit, diameter of fruit, length of fruit and yield were computed. DMRT test was done for mean comparison. All the Sources of variation was calculated. A significantly higher yield was found in vermicompost compared to farm yard manure, bokashi, goat manure, poultry manure, compost and jholmol. All treatments show significant result. But, vermicompost possess highest yield of cucumber. Other Sources of variation such as number of fruit, diameter of fruit and length of fruit, vermicompost show best performance. Compost show best performance in days to flowering and number of flower. But while the morphological differences were existed in all sources of nutrient. Low co-relation of yield of cucumber found in plant height, number of leaves, number of flower. High co-relation was found in those Sources of variation such as number of fruit, length of fruit diameter of fruit etc. the lowest performance was obtained in jholmol.
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Dilli Dhakal, Atul Yadav, Sharvan Kumar, Dr. Chandra Shekhar, Dr. Satendra Kumar. Comparative study of different sources of nutrients suitable for organic off season cucumber production. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(9):1223-1227.