INFLUENCE OF INTEGRATED NITROGEN MANAGEMENT ON VEGETATIVE GROWTH PARAMETERS AND YIELD ON LADY’S FINGER [ABELMOSCHUS ESCULENTUS] CV. PARBHANI KRANTI
Anand Ballal-1*, N. D. Malshikare-1 and Yogini Pawar-1
1-Department of Horticulture, College of Agriculture, Latur, Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth,
Parbhani-431402, Maharashtra, India
[Corresponding author E-mail-1*: email@example.com]
Received: 24-09-2016 Accepted: 04-10-2016
The present investigation was conducted under shade net house at the Research Farm of the Department of Horticulture, College of Agriculture, Latur, Maharashtra during kharif season 2011-12 to find out the best feasibility of three organic sources of nitrogen viz., FYM, Poultry manure and Neem cake with inorganic fertilizer i.e. Urea on lady’s finger (Abelmoschus esculentus [L.] Moench.). The vegetative growth parameters of okra cv. Parbhani kranti, viz., plant height, the number of branches per plant, number of leaves per plant and leaf area have been significantly influenced by different sources of nitrogen. The plant height was maximum (116.4 cm) in treatment 60% N through neem cake along with 40% N through urea (T11), similarly, the growth in terms of number of branches, the number of leaves and leaf area were significantly higher in the treatment of (T11). As regards to yield parameters, all yield contributing characters like fruit weight (12.80g), fruit length (10.18 cm), fruit width (1.52 cm), number of fruits per plant (19.13) and yield per hectare (159.12 q) were significantly influenced due to different treatments tried and were found maximum in treatment of 60% N through neem cake along with 40% N through urea (T11).
Keywords: Shade net house, kharif season, organic sources, inorganic fertilizer