Effect of organic manures and inorganic fertilizers on dry matter yield, soil and plant nutrient content in onion (Allium cepa)

Authors

  • MANISHA NEGI Dr Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan, Himachal Pradesh 173 230, India
  • JAGJEET CHAND SHARMA Dr Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan, Himachal Pradesh 173 230, India
  • YOG RAJ SHUKLA Dr Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan, Himachal Pradesh 173 230, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.56093/ijas.v92i6.100007

Keywords:

Inorganic fertilizers, Macronutrients, Organic manures, Soil fertility

Abstract

An experiment was conducted to study the effect of different sources of organic manures [Farmyard manure (FYM),
Vermicompost (VC) and Jeevamrut] and inorganic fertilizers (Urea, SSP and MOP) on soil and plant nutrient content in onion (Allium cepa L.) during 2017–18 and 2018–19 at Dr Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan, Himachal Pradesh. The experiment was laid out in randomized block design with nine treatments replicated thrice. Soil samples from all the treatments during both the years were collected from 0–15 cm depth. At the end of the experiment, significantly high post-harvest fertility status of macronutrients (NPK), viz. 386, 1566 and 384.1 kg/ha, respectively, were recorded under recommended nutrient management practice (RDF) i.e. 125 N: 75 P: 60 K kg/ha + FYM @250 q/ha. Similarly, significantly highest concentration of bulb and leaf macronutrients and biomass yield of bulbs and leaves were recorded under RDF. The purely organic module besides excelling at par with RDF in build-up of macronutrients in soil also registered maximum organic carbon content in soil. From the study, it can be inferred that RDF + FYM @250 q/ha can be used for maintaining the soil fertility.

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Author Biography

  • MANISHA NEGI, Dr Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan, Himachal Pradesh 173 230, India

    PhD Scholar, Department of Soil Science and Water Management, Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, 173230

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2022-02-23

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NEGI, M., SHARMA, J. C., & SHUKLA, Y. R. (2022). Effect of organic manures and inorganic fertilizers on dry matter yield, soil and plant nutrient content in onion (Allium cepa). The Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 92(6), 680-683. https://doi.org/10.56093/ijas.v92i6.100007
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