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Organic and Conventional Nutrient Management on Soil Nutrient Status of Broad Leaf Mustard (Brassica juncea var. rugosa)

Author Affiliations

  • 1Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 2Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Paklihawa Campus, Rupandehi, Nepal
  • 3Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 4Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 5National Agriculture Research Council, Khumaltar, Lalitpur, Nepal

Res. J. Agriculture & Forestry Sci., Volume 7, Issue (2), Pages 45-48, April,8 (2019)

Abstract

Experiment was conducted in field at Dakshinkali municipality -2, Kathmandu, Nepal during the year 2016-2018. The treatment combination were 13 including control viz. T1(24t/ha FYM), T2(6t/ha. vermicompost), T3(4t/ha poultry manure), T4(12t/ha compost), T5(½NPK+3t/ha vermicompost), T6(¾NPK+1.5t/ha vermicompost), T7(½NPK+12t/ha FYM), T8(¾ NPK+6t/ha FYM), T9(½NPK+2t/ha poultry manure), T10(¾NPK+1t/ha poultry manure), T11(½NPK+6t/ha compost), T12(¾ NPK+3t/ha compost) and T13(Control). Randomized Complete Block Design was applied. The maximum total nitrogen (0.187%) and available phosphorous (49.42ppm) in soil were observed in T2 (6t.ha-1 vermicompost) whereas, maximum available potassium (199.65ppm) was found in T5 (½NPK+3t/ha vermicompost). In case of micronutrients, the maximum soil Ca, Mg and Fe (1903.33ppm, 218.25ppm and 1248.33ppm) were observed in T5 (½NPK+3t/ha vermicompost) of Broad Leaf Mustard field.

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