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International Journal of Farm Sciences
Year : 2016, Volume : 6, Issue : 4
First page : ( 104) Last page : ( 108)
Print ISSN : 2229-3744. Online ISSN : 2250-0499.

Effect of organic fertilizers on growth and yield of coriander (Coriandram sativum) under subabul (Leucaena leucocephala) alley cropping system

Agarwal Yogesh Kumar*,  Ramchandra, Kumar Hemant

School of Forestry and Environment Sam Higginbottom, Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Allahabad-211007, Uttar Pradesh, India

*Email for correspondence: agrawaly332@gmail.com

Online published on 25 July, 2018.

Abstract

The experiment was conducted to estimate the effect of different organic fertilizer levels on growth and yield of coriander, Coriandram sativum L under subabul, Leucaena leucocephala (Lam) de Wit alley cropping system. Coriander crop was grown under four to five years old existing tree species of subabul-based alley cropping system. The experiment was laid out in randomized block design (RBD) with three replications and 8 treatments. The treatments used were T0: control, T1: 100% recommended dose of fertilizer (RDF) through vermicompost (VC), T2: 100% RDF through neem cake (NC), T3: 100% RDF through farmyard manure (FYM), T4: 50% RDF through VC + 50% RDF through NC, T5: 50% RDF through NC + 50% RDF through FYM, T6: 50% RDF through VC + 50% RDF through FYM and T7: 50% RDF VC + 25% RDF NC + 25% RDF FYM. Results revealed that the T7 emerged superior in respect of growth attributes as well as yield of coriander and gave maximum seed yield (19.76 q/ha) followed by treatment T4 with 16.06 q/ha seed yield while minimum was recorded in control. Therefore a systematic coriander cropping with sufficient management practices is more beneficial for livelihood on a sustainable basis.

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Keywords

Coriander, basal application, subabul, yield, alley cropping.

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