Comparison of Organic and In-organic Sources of Nutrients in Radish for Higher Productivity and Soil Fertility

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Nutrient management in radish


  • Pooja Meena MJRP College of Agriculture and Research, Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phoole University, Achrol, Jaipur, 303 002, India
  • R S Dhaka MJRP College of Agriculture and Research, Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phoole University, Achrol, Jaipur, 303 002, India
  • Samrath Lal Meena Division of Agronomy, ICAR-IARI, Pusa, New Delhi


A field experiment conducted in the
semi-arid climate of Achrol aimed to assess the impact of
various nutrient sources on radish productivity. The study
involved 15 treatment combinations, encompassing five
levels of organic manure (control, FYM at 10 t ha-1, FYM at
15 t ha-1, vermicompost at 5 t ha-1, and vermicompost at 7.5 t
ha-1) and three levels of inorganic fertilizers (control, 75% of
recommended fertilizer dosage, and 100% of recommended
fertilizer dosage). The experiment followed a randomized
block design with three replications. Among the different
treatments, the application of vermicompost at a rate of 7.5 t
ha-1 yielded the highest radish crop production at 25.8 t ha-1.
Additionally, the roots exhibited increased nitrogen content
at 1.52%, phosphorus at 0.56%, and sulfur at 0.23% when
vermicompost was applied at 7.5 t ha-1 compared to the control.
Various growth parameters, such as fresh leaf weight, fresh
root weight, average neck thickness, and root diameter, also
demonstrated improvements with vermicompost application
at 7.5 t ha-1. It’s noteworthy that the yield achieved with 7.5 t
ha-1 vermicompost was statistically similar to that obtained
with 100% of the recommended inorganic fertilizer dosage


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Author Biography

  • Samrath Lal Meena, Division of Agronomy, ICAR-IARI, Pusa, New Delhi

    Principal Scientist (Agronomy)

    Division of Agronomy, ICAR-IARI, Pusa, New Delhi


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Comparison of Organic and In-organic Sources of Nutrients in Radish for Higher Productivity and Soil Fertility: Nutrient management in radish. (2023). Annals of Arid Zone, 62(4), 317-322.