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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(10): 50439-5059
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.610.479


Impact of Different Manures on Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera Dunal.) Production under Rainfed Condition
Mayank Kumar1*, Kaushal Kumar1, Neeraj Kumar2 and Arjun patel3
1Department of Soil and water conservation, Chandra Shekar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur - 208 002, Uttar Pradesh, India
2Department of Agronomy, Chandra Shekar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur - 208 002, Uttar Pradesh, India
3Department of Soil science, Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology, Faizabad - 224 229, Uttar Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A field experiment was conduct during Kharif, 2013-14 to study the Impact of different manures on Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera Dunal.) production under rainfed condition grown on sandy loam soil at Departmental Research Farm, Department of Soil Conservation & Water Management/ Forestry, Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology, Kanpur. The experiment was laid out in factorial randomized block design with eighteen treatments replicated thrice. Under fertility levels, treatments consist of FYM @ 20 t ha-1, vermicompost @ 5 t ha-1, FYM @ 10 t ha-1 + vermicompost @ 2.5 t ha-1, FYM @ 10 t ha-1 + vermicompost @ 2.5 t ha-1 + PSB @ 2 kg ha-1 + Azotobacter @ 2 kg ha-1, RDF 20:40 and absolute control. Among while moisture conservation practices, three treatments consist hoeing + weeding, organic mulch and absolute control have been taken. The results of present investigation revealed that among different fertility levels, various traits i.e. highest plant height (39.41 cm), number of branches (11.21), leaf fresh weight (47.93g), leaf dry weight (7.72 g), shoot fresh weight (30.05 g), shoot dry weight (13.05 g), root length (18.13 cm), root girth (4.72 cm), root fresh yield q ha-1 (29.53), root dry yield q ha-1 (9.45) was observed application of FYM @ 10 t ha-1 + vermicompost @ 2.5 t ha-1 + PSB @ 2 kg ha-1 + Azotobacter @ 2 kg ha-1 along with organic mulch as moisture conservation practices, respectively. The highest uptake of nutrients N (87.09), P (28.41) and K (91.36) kg ha-1 was also observed after application of same level of fertilizers.


Keywords: Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera Dunal.), Vermicompost, Azotobacte
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Mayank Kumar, Kaushal Kumar, Neeraj Kumar and Arjun patel. 2017. Impact of Different Manures on Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera Dunal.) Production under Rainfed Condition.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(10): 50439-5059. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.610.479