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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:6, June, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(6): 1227-1233

Effect of Organic Spray on Growth and Yield of Amaranthus dubius var. Co - 1
A. Nithya Devi*, M. Madhu Priya, S. Monika, N. P. Yazhini, N. Switha and R. Nivedha
Department of Vegetable Science, Horticultural College & Research Institute for Women Tiruchirappalli - 620 027, India
*Corresponding author

Vegetables form an indispensable part of the daily diet, particularly in India. Out of the leafy vegetables, amaranthus is the most popular vegetable consumed by people all over India. In the present day situation organically grown vegetables are gaining importance owing to increased health consciousness among the people and free of pesticide residue. Organic manures play a key role in sustaining crop growth and productivity Use of foliar formulations is gaining importance in crop production owing to its quick response in plant growth. Foliar feeding has proved to be the fastest way of curing nutrient deficiencies and boosting plant performances at specific physiological stages. An experiment was undertaken to assess the influence foliar application of organic liquid manures prepared on the growth, yield and quality of amaranthus at Horticultural College and Research Institute for Women, Tiruchirappalli. In this study, eight treatments viz., Foliar spray of vermiwash (5%), composite manure of groundnut cake + neem cake + poultry manure (1:0.5:0.5), egg amino acid (EAA -0.2%), fish amino acid (FAA-0.1%), cowpea sprouted extract (2%), PPFM (2%), urea (2%) and Control were compared. All the bio inputs tried for foliar spray recorded significantly higher yield and yield components and effective than urea and control. The highest shoot length (24.50 cm), number of leaves (20.41), leaf area (150.35 cm¬2), Magnesium (126.22 mg/100g) and calcium content (390.00 mg/100g) was observed in the plants treated with FAA (0.2%) at the time of harvest. FAA has been identified as promising organic spray for enhanced amaranthus growth and yield probably due to the production of phytohormones. This study demonstrates that the use of organic sprays viz., FAA, EAA and Vermiwash could be used as a valuable organic liquid fertilizer for better yield from Amaranthus and also without the harmful effects of chemical fertilizers. Increase in Fish consumption results in waste production which can be reutilized to reduce the negative impact on environment.

Keywords: Amaranthus dubius - Variety Co-1 - organic sprays - FAA - EAA - Vermiwash

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Nithya Devi. A., M. Madhu Priya, S. Monika, N. P. Yazhini, N. Switha and Nivedha. R. 2020. Effect of Organic Spray on Growth and Yield of Amaranthus dubius var. Co - 1.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 1227-1233. doi:
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