Effect of organic and inorganic fertilization on NPK contents, their uptake and economics of cauliflower
Archana Sharma, JC Sharma, Ritika Gautam, Krishan Lal Gautam and Deeksha Sharma
In wake of high input cost of chemical fertilizer there is need to judiciously use the fertilizers along with organic manure to sustain yield level. Although, use of chemical fertilizers is the fastest way of replenishing the nutrient depletion, yet limited input availability and rising fertilizer prices deter the farmers from using these inputs to required level. Therefore two year field experiment was conducted during 2019-20 and 2020-21 by using Randomized block design. The results revealed that application of 150% NPK + FYM recorded with highest leaf (3.36, 0.63 and 2.01%), curd (4.18, 0.76 and 3.95%) and root (1.34, 0.45 and 3.68%) NPK contents and their uptake (207.2, 37.6 and 163.6 kg ha-1), respectively. But highest net returns were recorded under 100% NPK + FYM i.e. Rs 371581.6 per hectare with 2.82 B: C ratio. Hence study suggests that cauliflower production could be beneficial on the application 100% NPK + FYM and improves crop productivity and profitability.
How to cite this article:
Archana Sharma, JC Sharma, Ritika Gautam, Krishan Lal Gautam and Deeksha Sharma. Effect of organic and inorganic fertilization on NPK contents, their uptake and economics of cauliflower. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(8S): 2209-2213.