Effect of Organic and Inorganic Sources of Fertilizers on Growth, Yield and Quality of Bidi Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.) Variety GABT 11

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K. M. Gediya
Jalpa P. Panchal
D. H. Desai
G. M. Padhiyar

Abstract

A field experiment was conducted at Bidi Tobacco Research Station, Anand Agricultural University, Anand for four years from 2014-15 to 2017-18 with the objective to study the effect of organic and inorganic sources of fertilizers on growth, yield and quality of bidi tobacco variety GABT 11. Results revealed that different manures and fertilizers failed to exert their significant effect on yield of bidi tobacco variety GABT 11 during all four years and in its pooled. Green manuring every year with sunnhemp recorded significantly maximum leaf size viz. leaf length and width followed by application of FYM @ 12.5 t/ha every year. Besides, Application of 180 kg N/ha through ammonium sulphate gave significantly higher tobacco plant height over application of 180 kg N/ha through castor cake and application of 135 kg N/ha through ammonium sulphate + 90 kg P2O5/ha through single super phosphate + 135 kg K2O/ha through sulphate of potash. Maximum monetary returns with benefit: cost ratio of 2.68 accrued with treatment of 180 kg N/ha through Ammonium sulphate. Among different bulky manures, green manuring with sunnhemp every year gave maximum gross income and net income with BCR value 2.43.

Keywords:
Bulky manure, concentrated manure, green manure, fertilizer, tobacco yield.

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Gediya, K. M., Panchal, J. P., Desai, D. H., & Padhiyar, G. M. (2020). Effect of Organic and Inorganic Sources of Fertilizers on Growth, Yield and Quality of Bidi Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.) Variety GABT 11. Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology, 39(7), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.9734/cjast/2020/v39i730570
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