Effect of Integrated Nutrient Management on the Growth, Yield and Soil Nutrient Status of Brassica oleracea L. Var. Italica

B.P. Bhattarai and Sudha Mishra



An experiment was conducted to evaluate the effect of INM in farmers' field at gatthaghar, Bhaktapur during October, 2011 to February, 2012. Study on the growt, yield and soil nutrient status of broccoli (Brassica oleracea L. var. Italica) under integrated nutrient management. There were 7 treatment viz. 1/2NPK +5ton/ha FYM (T1), 3/4NPK +2.5ton/ha FYM (T2), 39.96ton/ha FYM (T3), 1/2NPK +2ton/ha vermicompost (T4), 3/4NPK +1ton/ha vermicompost (T5), 4ton/ha vermicompost (T6) and control (T7) with 3 replication. The variety used in the experiment was Centauro. Application of vermicompost and NPK significantly influenced the growth (Plant height, canopy of plant and number of leaves) and yield of broccoli (Brassica oleracea L. var. Italica) @ ½ NPK + 2ton /ha vermicompost (T4) showed better growth and yield than other treatments. The maximum plant height (50.91cm), canopy (51.633cm) and maximum leaf number (12.56). the maximum yield per plant (1.18kg/plant), maximum yield per plot (14.2kg/plot) and maximum yield ton/ha (35.5ton/ha) was obtained from T4. The highest available soil nitrogen status was 339.23kg/ha in T6 , available phosphorus was recorded (132.30kg/ha) in T4 and maximum available potassium was recorded (495.66kg/ha) in T4.

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