Response of Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium Levels on Growth and Yield of Okra [Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench.]
Keywords:Okra, Growth, Yield, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium
A field experiment was conducted during summer (Zaid) 2015 at Instructional Farm Department of Horticulture, MJRP College of Agriculture & Research, MJRP University Jaipur (Rajasthan). Results of field experiment revealed that the minimum days required to opening flower from sowing were recorded under application of 90 kg N + 60 kg P2O5 + 60 K2O ha-1 whereas the maximum days were noted under absolute control. Plant height and seed germination were recorded maximum under application of 90 kg N + 60 kg P2O5 + 60 K2O ha-1, after 40 days, 60 days and 80 days. Amongst fruit characters, the maximum length and diameter of fruits, fruit yield plant-1and number of fruits plant-1were recorded under application of 90 kg N + 60 kg P2O5 + 60 kg K2O ha-1 The maximum yield was obtained under application of 90 kg N + 60 kg P2O5 + 60 K2O ha-1. Application of 90 kg N + 60 kg P2O5 + 60 K2O ha-1 recorded significantly higher net returns and B C ratio which was found statistically superior.
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