Effect of Boron Fortified Konkan Annapurna Briquettes on Yield and Nut Splitting of Arecanut in Coastal Konkan Region of Maharashtra


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  • M C KASTURE Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry College of Agriculture, DBSKKV, Dapoli – 415 712 Dist. Ratnagiri, Maharashtra
  • A A DADEMAL Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry College of Agriculture, DBSKKV, Dapoli – 415 712 Dist. Ratnagiri, Maharashtra
  • S S MORE Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry College of Agriculture, DBSKKV, Dapoli – 415 712 Dist. Ratnagiri, Maharashtra
  • R G KADAM Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry College of Agriculture, DBSKKV, Dapoli – 415 712 Dist. Ratnagiri, Maharashtra

Keywords:

Arecanut, Boron, Konkan Annapurna briquettes, Nut splitting, Yield

Abstract

The present investigation was conducted at Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Arecanut Research Station, Shriwardhan, Dist. Raigad, Maharashtra for three years during 2013-14 to 2015-16. The experiment was planned to maximize the yield of arecanut and to reduce the splitting of the arecanut through use of boron fortified Konkan Annapurna Briquettes (KAB). The treatment tested were namely, T1- Recommended Dose of Fertilizers (RDF; 206:103:206 NPK ha-1); T2- RDF + 4 kg B ha-1 through soil application; T3- Recommended Dose of Nitrogen (RDN) + 4 kg B ha-1 containing KAB; T4- RDN + 2 kg B ha-1 containing KAB; T5- 150 % RDF + 4 kg B ha-1 through soil application; T6- 150 % RDN + 4 kg B ha-1 ­­through KAB and T7- 150 % RDN + 2 kg B ha-1 ­­through KAB. Application of boron along with straight fertilizers significantly reduced the splitting of nuts while increasing the yield of arecanut. The results showed that the application of 150% RDN along with 4 kg B ha-1 through KAB recorded highest B:C ratio (2.07), net returns (`3,52,052) with higher yield (6.82 t ha-1) and lowest nut splitting (0.88%) of arecanut in Konkan region of Maharashtra.

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KASTURE, M. C., DADEMAL, A. A., MORE, S. S., & KADAM, R. G. (2019). Effect of Boron Fortified Konkan Annapurna Briquettes on Yield and Nut Splitting of Arecanut in Coastal Konkan Region of Maharashtra. Journal of the Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research, 37(1), 14-18. https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/JISCAR/article/view/92283