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Yield, nutrient uptake and quality of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) as affected by fertility levels and biofertilizers and their residual effect on fodder maize (Zea mays L.) under Southern Rajasthan condition

M.K. KAUSHIK*, N.R. BISHNOI, H.K. SUMERIYA AND P. SINGH

Journal Title:International Journal of Agricultural Sciences
Abstract


A field experiment was conducted during the Rabi seasons of 2003-04 and 2004-05 at Udaipur, Rajasthan, to find out a suitable combination of chemical and organic nutritional sources for wheat (Tritium aestivumL.) grown with 9 fertility levels (100 % RDF, vermicompost 1.50 and 3.00 t ha-1, vermicompost 1.50 and 3.00 t alongwith 50, 75 and 100 % RDF ) in main plots and three biofertilizers (Control, Azospirillum, Azospirillum + PSB) in sub plots. Wheat crop under vermicompost 3.00 t ha-1 + 100 % RDF recorded significantly higher grain (4.96 t ha-1), straw ( 6.46 t ha-1) and biological (11.42 t ha-1) yields, N, P, and K uptake and protein content over vermicompost 1.50 and 3.00 t ha-1, respectively. This treatment also recorded the maximum green (25.43 t ha-1) and dry fodder (8.40 t ha-1) yield of residual fodder maize. Seed inoculation of Azospirillum+ PSB recorded significantly higher grain (4.92 t ha-1), straw ( 6.38 t ha-1) and biological yield ( 11.30 tha-1) over Azospirillum and control. Azosirillum + PSB also recorded significantly higher residual fodder maize (26.25 and 8.12 t ha-1 green as well as dry fodder yield) over control

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