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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(9): 2423-2431
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.709.301


Effect of Biofertilizers, Organic Manures and Chemical Fertilizers on Microbial Population, Yield and Yield Attributes and Quality of Sweetcorn (Zea mays L., saccharata) cv. Madhuri
B.H. Panchal*, V.K. Patel, K.P. Patel and R.A. Khimani
Department of Horticulture, B.A. College of Agriculture, Anand Agricultural University, Anand, Gujarat, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A field experiment was conducted at the Main Maize Research Station, Anand Agricultural University, and Godhra to study the “Effect of Biofertilizers, Organic manures and Chemical fertilizers on Microbial population, Yield attributes and Yield and Quality of Sweetcorn (Zea mays L., saccharata) cv. Madhuri The experiment was laid out in randomized block design with four replication and fifteen treatments. The results of study revealed that an increase in dehusked cob's length and girth, number of cobs and average weight of cobs were recorded highest in the treatment (T8) where seed inoculation with biofertilizers (Azotobacter-1 + PSB1-16) + Vermicompost @ 2.5 t ha-1 + 100% RDF was given which was at par with T10 and T2. Treatment T8 produced significantly higher green cobs and fodder yield followed by T2 and thereby obtained higher harvest index in treatment T8 followed by T1, T2, T10 and T3. With respects to quality parameters, the total sugar content and TSS were significantly higher under treatment T8 followed by T10 and T2 while, ascorbic acid was registered significantly higher under T13 than rest of the treatments. Moisture content was found non-significant in all the treatments. Looking to the results of microbial population, the bacterial, fungal and actinomycetes population were significantly higher in those treatments receiving Biofertilizers, FYM and vermicompost except treatment T15 (100% RDF alone) had the lowest microbial population where only application of chemical fertilizers. The maximum microbial load was recorded in the treatment (T8) followed by (T13) and (T10) over rest of the treatments.


Keywords: Biofertilizers, Chemical fertilizers, Microbial population, Yield and quality
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Panchal, B.H., V.K. Patel, K.P. Patel and Khimani, R.A. 2018. Effect of Biofertilizers, Organic Manures and Chemical Fertilizers on Microbial Population, Yield and Yield Attributes and Quality of Sweetcorn (Zea mays L., saccharata) cv. Madhuri.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(9): 2423-2431. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.709.301