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Vol. 10, Issue 9 (2021)

Effect of organic manures and inorganic fertilizers on vegetative growth of Banana (Musa spp) cv. Poovan (AAB Group)

Author(s):
Abhimanyu Kumar Tomar, VM Prasad, Vijay Bahadur and Samir E Topno
Abstract:
India tops the rank in Banana production. Banana cv. Poovan is the popular variety of Tamil Nadu & Kerala. This cultivar is not grown in Prayagraj agroclimatic condition. To study the Effect of organic manures and inorganic fertilizers on vegetative growth of Banana (Musa spp) cv. Poovan (AAB Group) in Prayagraj Agro-Climatic Conditions; a field experiment was conducted on the Horticulture research farm of the Department of Horticulture, SHUATS, Prayagraj during year 2020-21. The experiment was comprised of 13 treatments of different combinations of inorganic fertilizers and organic manures replicated thrice in a Randomized Block Design. The main objective of the experiment was to evaluate the vegetative growth, survival percentage and mortality rate of Banana cv. Poovan in the prayagraj agroclimatic zone. The levels of N:P:K include 80:30:250 i.e.180g Urea+170g SSP+400g MOP, 60:20:170 i.e. 120g Urea+110g SSP+280g MOP, 30:10:80 i.e. 60g Urea+50g SSP+140g MOP respectively followed by Farmyard manure (5.5, 11, 16.5) kg, Vermicompost (2, 3.5, 5) kg, Goat manure (1, 2, 3) kg, Sheep manure (4, 8, 12) kg respectively. From the present investigation it may be concluded that T3 (180g Urea +170g SSP+400g MOP+1 kg goat manure) resulted in highest vegetative parameters viz., plant height (88.71 cm), Number of leaves per plant (20.03), plant girth (9.79 cm), plant spread (E-W and N-S) (99.47 cm), number of suckers per plant (6.33), chlorophyll (91.97 SPAD). It is also concluded that T3 (180g Urea +170g SSP+400g MOP+1 kg goat manure) resulted in highest survival percentage (100%) and mortality percent (0.00%). This may be due to perfect combination of organic and inorganic fertilizer which supplied plant with RDN for its rapid growth which may not have been fulfilled solely by soil or organic manures. Since this is based on one season trail therefore, further evaluation trails are needed to substantiate the findings.
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How to cite this article:
Abhimanyu Kumar Tomar, VM Prasad, Vijay Bahadur, Samir E Topno. Effect of organic manures and inorganic fertilizers on vegetative growth of Banana (Musa spp) cv. Poovan (AAB Group). Pharma Innovation 2021;10(9):2047-2055.

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