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Vol. 11, Issue 2 (2022)

Impact of organic and inorganic nutrient sources on nutrient concentration and their uptake by maize (Zea mays L.)

Author(s):
Abhimanyu Yadav and Awadhesh Kumar Singh
Abstract:
Soil quality deterioration, especially in intensive cropping system has become a serious problem for crop productivity. Consequently, strategies for sustainable crop production and soil health are urgently required. Therefore, a field experiment was conducted to study the effect of organic and inorganic nutrient sources on nutrient content and their uptake by maize crop during two consecutive kharif seasons of years 2019 and 2020, respectively. The experiment was laid out in randomized block design (RBD) assigning eight treatments of organic and inorganic nutrient sources comprising of (T1) RDF (120:60:40 kg N:P2O5:K2O ha-1), (T2) RDF + Zn, (T3) RDF + S, (T4) RDF + Zn + S, (T5) RDF + VC (5 t ha-1), (T6) RDF + VC (10 t ha-1), (T7) RDF + VC (10 t ha-1) and (T8) RDF + FYM (10 t ha-1) and were replicated thrice.
The results reported that the higher nutrient concentration viz. nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium were recorded under application of RDF + FYM (10 t ha-1) during both the year. In case of sulphur, significantly higher content was noted due to application of RDF + Zn + S which was statistically at par with RDF + S during both the experimental years. While, higher zinc content was observed due to application of RDF + Zn + S which was statistically at par with RDF + Zn during both the experimental years. Whereas, nutrient uptake was also higher in similar treatment.
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How to cite this article:
Abhimanyu Yadav, Awadhesh Kumar Singh. Impact of organic and inorganic nutrient sources on nutrient concentration and their uptake by maize (Zea mays L.). Pharma Innovation 2022;11(2):556-560.

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