European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience

European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience


European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience
European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience
Vol. 1, Issue 5 (2014)

Effect of integrated nutrient management on yield and nutrient uptake of transplanted Kodo millet


Prabudoss V, S Jawahar, P Shanmugaraja, K Dhanam

An experiment was conducted at Annamalai University Experimental Farm, Department of Agronomy, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar for kharif seasons of 2014 to study the effect of integrated nutrient management (INM) on yield and nutrient uptake of transplanted kodo millet. The treatments consisted of The treatments comprised of T1-Control,T2 -75 % Recommended Dose of Fertilizers (33:17.5:0 kg NPK ha-1),T3 -75 % RDF + soil application of Azospirillum @ 2 kg ha-1, T4 -75 % RDF + soil application of Azospirillum @ 2 kg ha-1+ vermicompost @ 2 t ha-1, T5 -75 % RDF + soil application of Azospirillum@ 2 kg ha-1 + vermicompost @ 2 t ha-1 + foliar application of 1 % poly feed at tillering and flowering, T6 -100 % RDF (44:22:0 kg NPK ha-1), T7 -100 % RDF + soil application of Azospirillum @ 2 kg ha-1, T8 -100 % RDF + soil application of Azospirillum @ 2 kg ha-1 + vermicompost @ 2 t ha-1, T9-100 % RDF + soil application of Azospirillum @ 2 kg ha-1 + vermicompost @ 2 t ha-1 + foliar application of 1 % poly feed at tillering and flowering, T10 -125 % RDF (55:27.5:0 kg NPK ha-1), T11 -125 % RDF + soil application of Azospirillum @ 2 kg ha-1, T12 -125 % RDF + soil application of Azospirillum @ 2 kg ha-1 + vermicompost @ 2 t ha-1, T13 125 % RDF + soil application of Azospirillum @ 2 kg ha-1 + vermicompost @ 2 t ha-1 + foliar application of 1 % poly feed at tillering and flowering. The experiment was laid out in Randomized Block Design with three replications. The higher yield (grain and straw) and nutrient uptake (NPK) of kodo millet was recorded at 125% RDF, Azospirillum, vermicompost and poly feed. This was on par with 125 % recommended dose of fertilizers (55:27.5:0 kg NPK ha-1) + soil application of Azospirillum @ 2 kg ha-1 + vermicompost @ 2 t ha-1). The lowest grain, straw yield and NPK uptake was observed under absolute control.
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