African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6844

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Studies on Integrated Nutrient Management of French bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) under sub tropical conditions of Uttarakhand

Suneeta Singh, Anil Kumar Saxena

  •  Received: 04 February 2020
  •  Accepted: 03 March 2020
The present experiment was carried out at Horticulture Research Block, Shri Guru Ram Rai School of Agricultural Sciences, Shri Guru Ram Rai University, Dehradun, to study the effect of integrated nutrient management on growth and yield of French bean cultivar Pusa Parvati under subtropical conditions of Dehradun. Treatments included twelve combinations viz. T1 (Without any organic, inorganic or biofertilizer application), T2 (50% RDF i,e 15:25:15 Kg NPK/ha, respectively), T3 (75% RDF i,e 22.5:37.5:22.5 Kg NPK/ha, respectively), T4 (100% RDF i,e 30:50:30 Kg NPK/ha, respectively), T5 (FYM @ 5 ton/ha), T6 (VC @ 2.4 ton/ha)), T7 (Biofertilizer viz., Rhizobium + PSB @ 20g/kg seed),T8 (50% FYM + 50% VC + Biofertilizer), T9 (50% RDF + 50% FYM), T10 (50% RDF + 50% VC), T11 (50% RDF+ Biofertilizer) and T12 (50% RDF + 50% FYM + 50% VC + Bio-fertilizer). The experiment was laid out in Randomized Block Design with three replications. Results revealed that the yield attributes and yield increased significantly over control and highest pods/plant (13.40), seeds/pod (5.00), pod length (11.01 cm), 100-seed weight (g) and seed yield (1386.67 kg/ha) were recorded with application of 100% RDF but showed no significant difference with treatment T12 (50% RDF + 50% FYM + 50% VC + Biofertilizer). Among growth and quality parameters, highest plant height (33.50 cm), primary branches (4.80, secondary branches (4.40), LAI (5.77), total dry weight (22.00), protein content (21.20%) and protein yield (294.01 kg/ha) were also recorded with application of 100% RDF and lowest in control.

Keywords: French bean, Organic, Inorganic, Biofertilizers, Yield attributes, Protein content