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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(5): 363-372
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.047


Effect of Integrated Nutrient Management on Soil Physico-Chemical Properties and Yield of Capsicum (Capsicum annuum)
Meera Devi, Uday Sharma, Garima and Yourmila Kumari
Dr Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan, Himachal Pradesh-173 230, India
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Abstract:

The studies were carried out in the Department of Soil Science and Water Management, Dr. Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan (H P) during 2015-2016 to evaluate the effect of integrated nutrient management (INM) on yield of capsicum (Capsicum annuum) and changes on soil properties. Studies employed integrated use of organic and inorganic fertilizers with PGPR strains (Bacillus spp.). The nine treatments, T1 -Absolute control, T2 -70% NPKM + 30% N through FYM and VC (50:50), T3 -80% NPKM + 20% N through FYM and VC (50:50), T4 -90% NPKM + 10% N through FYM and VC (50:50), T5 -100% NPK + FYM, T6 -100% NPK + Vermicompost, T7 -110% NPKM (50:50 of FYM and VC as per N content), T8 -120% NPKM (50:50 of FYM and VC as per N content), T9 -130% NPKM (50:50 of FYM and VC as per N content). PGPR applied to all treatments except T1, T5 and T6. T3 treatment, 80% NPKM + 20% N through FYM and VC (50:50) proved better to improve the growth and yield attributing traits than other treatment combinations. Maximum plant height (65 cm), number of fruits per plant (16), fruit size (36.70cm2) and fruit weight (66.10g) were recorded in treatment T3. The highest fruit yield (344.80 q ha-1) was recorded in treatment T3, followed by T9 (342.1 q ha-1) and T8 (341.9 q ha-1). The treatment T3 also exhibited the highest fruit quality in terms of ascorbic acid (152.14 mg 100 g-1), nitrogen (4.36%), phosphorus (0.61%) and potassium (3.32%) in fruit.


Keywords: Capsicum annuum, PGPR, Chemical fertilizers, Growth, Fruit yield and organic manure
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Meera Devi, Uday Sharma, Garima and Yourmila Kumari. 2018. Effect of Integrated Nutrient Management on Soil Physico-Chemical Properties and Yield of Capsicum (Capsicum annuum).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(5): 363-372. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.047