Effect of Bio-Organics and Chemical Fertilizers on Growth and Yield of Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) Under Middle Gujarat Conditions
Shukla Monika, Patel R H, Verma Rajhans1, Deewan Parvati, Dotaniya M L2,*
B. A. College of Agriculture, Anand Agricultural University, Anand, Gujarat
1Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, U.P.
2Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal-462038 (M.P.) India
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A field experiment was carried to study the performance of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) as influenced by FYM, Biofertilizers castor cake and levels of nitrogen and phosphorus during 2008–09. Chickpea plants exhibited significant responses to various bio-organics with respect to growth, yield and yield attributes. Application of FYM + castor cake and FYM + Rhizobium + Azotobacter + PSB gave the maximum values. Application of 100% RDF gave significantly the highest values for all the growth and yield attributes. Treatment combination B3F3 was at par with B4F3 produced significantly higher number of pods plant−1. Significantly maximum grain yield was recorded under B4F3 which failed to statistically superior over B4F1, B4F2, B4F0 and B3F3.