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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(8): 1661-1667
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.190


Effect of Nutrient Sources and Mulching on Growth, Yield and Quality of Turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) under Partially Reclaimed Sodic Soil
R. Pandey*, A. Kumar and A. K. Pandey
Department of Soil science and Agricultural Chemistry, ANDUAT, Kumarganj, Ayodhya, U.P-224229, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A field experiment was conducted at the experimental site of Agronomy Research Farm of A.N.D. University of Agriculture and Technology, Kumarganj, Ayodhya, U.P., to evaluate the effect of different nutrient sources and mulching on vegetative growth, rhizome yield and quality of turmeric. The experiment consists of 12 treatments which were laid out in randomized block design with three replications. Results revealed that the application of paddy straw mulch @10t/ha significantly improved plant height, number of leaves and number of tillers. The data revealed that fresh rhizome yield increased significantly with mulch and sulphur combined application along with recommended dose of N, which was 18.7% and 18.6% higher over no mulch during 2017-18 and 2018-19, respectively. Upon analyzing the effect of different nutrient sources individually, it was observed that application of organic N sources in the form of FYM (T2) and Vermicompost (T3) resulted in significantly higher fresh rhizome yields during both seasons, 2017-18 (21.9 t/ha and 21.6 t/ha respectively) and 2018-19 (24.3 t/ha and 23.4 t/ha respectively. Curcumin content was significantly higher in the treatments receiving nutrients through organic sources as compared to inorganic nutrient sources. Hence, application of paddy straw mulch has beneficial effect on growth and yield of turmeric irrespective on nutrient sources. However quality parameter in terms of curcumin content showed positive response of organic sources over inorganic fertilizers but has no significant effect with the application of mulch.


Keywords: Farm yard manure, Fresh rhizome yield, Mulching, Organic sources, turmeric, Quality
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Pandey, B. R., A. Kumar and Pandey, A. K. 2020. Effect of Nutrient Sources and Mulching on Growth, Yield and Quality of Turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) under Partially Reclaimed Sodic Soil.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(8): 1661-1667. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.190