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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(9): 1591-1596
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.809.182


Site-specific Nutrient Management in Elephant Foot Yam-A Review
Biswanath Sahoo1*, M. Nedunchezhiyan2, P. Acharyya3, R. Munshi4, D. Sahu5 and Madhuri Toppo5
1Krishi Vigyan Kendra (OUAT), Ranital, Bhadrak, Odisha, India-756111
2 Regional 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
5Krishi Vigyan Kendra (OUAT), Jharsuguda, Odisha, India- 768202
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Rice is the major crop cultivated during kharif in eastern region of India, particularly in Odisha. Inconsistent and erratic behaviour of monsoon, high input costs and low market price at farm gate for rice is becoming unremunerative at times. Crop diversification with high potential crops seems to be a viable solution for the above situations. Elephant foot yam is an important food crop with a variety of alternative uses, has not been tried much in this region. With vast production potential and wide agro-climatic adaptability, if elephant foot yam can fit into the cropping systems of this region, it becomes most suitable answer to the bereaved farmers. However, elephant foot yam exhaust lot of nutrients from the soil owing to its high yield. Alfisols, most predominant in eastern region of India, particularly Odisha is deficient in major nutrients i.e., nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) along with minor nutrients especially magnesium (Mg), zinc (Zn), and boron (B). Hence, optimization of site specific nutrient requirement is to be worked out to harness the maximum yield without harming soil health. The work done on these aspects in elephant foot yam and other related tuber crops have been reviewed and discussed below.


Keywords: Manihot esculenta Crantz, Xanthosoma sagittifolium (L.) Schott.
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Biswanath Sahoo, M. Nedunchezhiyan, P. Acharyya, R. Munshi, D. Sahu and Madhuri Toppo 2019. Site-specific Nutrient Management in Elephant Foot Yam – A Review.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(9): 1591-1596. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.809.182