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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(9): 1312-1317
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.709.156


Effect of Organic Manures and Biofertilizers on Quality of Spinach Beet (Beta vulgaris var. bengalensis)
Asma Jabeen, Sumati Narayan, Khursheed Hussain, Shakeel Ahmed Mir and Farooq Ahmed Khan
Division of Vegetable Science, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Shalimar-190025, J&K, India
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Abstract:

A field experiment was conducted at Vegetable Experimental Field, SKUAST- K Shalimar during Rabi season 2016-17 to evaluate the effect of organic manures and biofertilizers on quality of spinach beet. The experiment was laid out in RCBD with nine treatment combinations replicated three times. The treatments comprised of organic manures viz., farm yard manure, sheep manure, vermicompost, mustard cake and two types of bio-fertilizers namely Azospirillum and PSB including RFD (recommended fertilizer dose) as control. Results revealed that quality parameters like dry matter content (15.92, 16.47 and 29.26), ascorbic acid content (202.52, 166.10 and 155.12 mg 100 g-1), crude fibre content (9.50, 8.86 and 7.76 %) and leaf chlorophyll content (3.25, 0.98 and 0.76 mg g-1) were highest with the treatment T6 (vermicompost @ 3 tonnes ha-1 + biofertilizers @ 5 kg ha-1). Lowest nitrate content (447.33, 348.33 and 268.33 mg kg-1) in leaves were found with the treatment T7 (FYM @ 12.0 t ha-1 + biofertilizers @ 5 kg ha-1) and was statistically at par (453.00, 355.39 and 270.33 mg kg-1) with treatment T6 (vermicompost @ 3 tonnes ha-1 + biofertilizers @ 5 kg ha-1). Highest leaf moisture content (91.97, 90.23 and 87.57 %) was registered where mustard cake @ 1.2 t ha-1 was applied.The highest benefit cost ratio (B:C) of spinach beet (3.84) was also obtained with the application of vermicompost @ 3 tonnes ha-1 + biofertilizers @ 5 kg ha-1.


Keywords: Spinach beet, Vermicompost, Biofertilizers, Quality
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Asma Jabeen, Sumati Narayan, Khursheed Hussain, Shakeel Ahmed Mir and Farooq Ahmed Khan. 2018. Effect of Organic Manures and Biofertilizers on Quality of Spinach Beet (Beta vulgaris var. bengalensis).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(9): 1312-1317. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.709.156