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Response of Organic and Inorganic Fertilizers on Growth and Yield Attributes of Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)

Department of Agronomy, School of Agriculture, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara-144 411 (Punjab), India *(e-mail :; Mobile : 8284908379)
(Received : February 9, 2019; Accepted : April 18, 2019)


A field experiment was conducted at a Research Farm, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab during rabi season of 2017-18 on sandy loam soil. The trial consisted of eight treatments : T1 (Control), T2 (100% RDF), T3 (100% vermicompost), T4 (100% FYM), T5 (50% RDF+50% vermicompost), T6 (50% vermicompost+50% FYM), T7 (25% RDF+25% FYM+25% vermicompost) and T8 (50% RDF+50% FYM+50% vermicompost) and was replicated thrice in randomized block design. The results revealed that the application of 50%+RDF+50% FYM+50% vermicompost showed significant highest values of all growth and yield attributes viz., plant height (12.64, 28.07 and 71.38 cm at 30, 60 and 90 DAS), fresh weight of root nodules (0.23 mg at 90 DAS), plant population per plot (104.66, 104 and 103 at 30, 60 and 90 DAS), number of pods per plant (84.77), seed yield (3.80 kg/plot), straw yield (6.58 kg/plot) and harvest index (58.13%). The least values were recorded under control treatment where no fertilizer was applied.
Key words :GC-MS, identification, Uncaria gambir, waste