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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(5): 323-330
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.805.037


Effect of Secondary and Micronutrients on Growth Attributes and Yield of Elephant Foot Yam (Amorphophallus paeoniifolius)
Biswanath Sahoo1*, M. Nedunchezhiyan2, P. Acharyya3, R. Munshi3, D. Sahu4 and Rojalin Pradhan5
1Krishi Vigyan Kendra (OUAT), Ranital, Bhadrak, Odisha, India-756111
2Regional Centre of ICAR-Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India-751019
3Department of Horticulture, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal, India- 700019
4Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, OUAT, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India-751003
5Department of Vegetable Science, OUAT, Bhubaneswar-751003, India
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Abstract:

A field experiment was conducted during 2012 and 2013 to assess the effect of secondary and micronutrients on growth and yield of elephant foot yam [Amorphophallus paeoniifolius (Dennst.) Nicolson] at the Regional Centre of ICAR-Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. The experiment was laid out in randomized block design with three replications. The experiment consisted of nine treatments viz. T1- Control(no manure and fertilizer), T2- FYM @ 10t/ha+N-P2O5-K2O @100-60-100 kg/ha, T3-FYM @ 10 t/ha+N-P2O5-K2O @100-60-100 kg/ha+MgSO4@ 20 kg/ha, T4- FYM @ 10 t/ha+N-P2O5-K2O @100-60-100 kg/ha+ZnSO4@10 kg/ha, T5– FYM @ 10 t/ha+N-P2O5-K2O @100-60-100 kg/ha+Borax@10 kg/ha, T6 – FYM @ 10 t/ha+N-P2O5-K2O @100-60-100 kg/ha+MgSO4@ 20 kg/ha+ZnSO4@10 kg/ha, T7- FYM @ 10 t/ha+N-P2O5-K2O @100-60-100 kg/ha +MgSO4@ 20 kg/ha+Borax @10 kg/ha, T8–FYM @ 10 t/ha+N-P2O5-K2O @100-60-100 kg/ha+ZnSO4@10 kg/ha+Borax @10 kg/ha,T9- FYM @ 10 t/ha+N-P2O5-K2O @100-60-100 kg/ha+MgSO4@ 20 kg/ha+ZnSO4@10 kg/ha+Borax @10 kg/ha. The results revealed that manures and fertilizers did not influence days to sprouting. The pseudostem height (115.8 cm), pseudostem diameter (15.8 cm), canopy spread (109.11 cm), number of leaflets per plant (337.5) and light interception percentage (76.74%) were superior in T9(FYM @ 10 t/ha+N-P2O5-K2O @100-60-100 kg/ha+MgSO4 @ 20 kg/ha+ZnSO4 @10 kg/ha+Borax @10 kg/ha)than rest of the treatments. The treatment T9(FYM @ 10 t/ha+N-P2O5-K2O @100-60-100 kg/ha+MgSO4 @ 20 kg/ha+ZnSO4 @10 kg/ha+Borax @10 kg/ha)resulted in lower soil resistance. The corm diameter (25.9 cm), corm yield/plant (2375 g plant-1) and corm yield (42.2 t ha-1) were greater in T9(FYM @ 10 t/ha+N-P2O5-K2O @100-60-100 kg/ha+MgSO4 @ 20 kg/ha+ZnSO4 @10 kg/ha+Borax @10 kg/ha).The lowest growth and yield attributes, and yield were recorded in T1(control).


Keywords: Elephant foot yam, Corm yield, Growth, Secondary and Micro nutrients
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Biswanath Sahoo, M. Nedunchezhiyan, P. Acharyya, R. Munshi, D. Sahu and Rojalin Pradhan. 2019. Effect of Secondary and Micronutrients on Growth Attributes and Yield of Elephant Foot Yam (Amorphophallus paeoniifolius).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(5): 323-330. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.805.037