EFFECT OF ORGANIC MANURES ON GROWTH AND YIELD OF ACID LIME

Authors

  • S. Muthulakshmi Dept. of Floriculture & Landscape Architecture, Horticultural College and Research Institute, Periyakulam, Tamil Nadu -625 604, INDIA
  • K. Sundharaiya Horticultural Research Station, Thadiyankudisai, Perumparai, Tamil Nadu – 624 212, INDIA

Keywords:

Acid lime, Organic manures, Yield

Abstract

A research was conducted at Citrus Research Station, Sankarankovil to study the effect of organic manures on growth and yield in acid lime during 2017–2019. The trial had been laid out in a farmer‘s field at Vannikonenthal village, Sankarankovil Taluk, Tirunelveli District. Treatments were imposed in five years old acid lime trees with 8 treatments and 3 replications.  Organic manures viz. Vermicompost (10 kg plant-1), Neemcake (15 kg plant-1) and Pressmud (15 kg plant-1) were applied individually and in combination with 50 % RDF (Recommended Dose of Fertilizers).  Treatment applied with 100 % RDF (Recommended Dose of Fertilizers) serves as control. The results indicated that plants applied with Vermicompost (10 kg plant-1) + Neem cake (15 kg plant-1) + Press mud (15 kg plant-1) along with 50 % RDF gave more yield with more number of fruits per tree as that of plants applied with 100 % RDF.  Pressmud, Vermicompost and Neem cake application had also improved the microbial population of the soil.  Cost Benefit Ratio for application of organic manures is on par with 100 % RDF. Based on these results, Press mud (15 kg plant-1) + Vermicompost (10 kg plant-1) + Neem cake (15 kg plant-1) and 50% RDF (Recommended Dose of Fertilizers) can be applied to get higher yield in Acid lime instead of applying 100 RDF (Recommended Dose of Fertilizers).

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Published

19-05-2019

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Muthulakshmi, S., & Sundharaiya, K. (2019). EFFECT OF ORGANIC MANURES ON GROWTH AND YIELD OF ACID LIME. Innovative Farming, 4(2), 068–071. Retrieved from http://innovativefarming.in/index.php/IF/article/view/76

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