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Progressive Agriculture
Year : 2010, Volume : 10, Issue : 1
First page : ( 72) Last page : ( 76)
Print ISSN : 0972-6152. Online ISSN : 0976-4615.

Effect of Integrated Nutrient Management on Growth, Yield and Quality of Tomato

Kumar Vijai, Malik Mohd. Faeem, Singh B.1

Department of Horticulture, C.S.S.S. (P.G.) College, MachhraMeerut(Uttar Pradesh)

1S.V.P.U.A.&T., Meerut

Abstract

The study was carried out at the Research Farm of C.S.S.S. (P.G.) College Machhra, Meerut during 2006-2007 and 2007-08 to find out the response of integrated nutrient management (INM) on growth, yield and quality of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.). Three levels of each of organic manure (FYM 15t/ha, vermicompost 10t/ha and poultry manure 3q/ha), inorganic fertilizer (2/3 dose of RDF of NPK, 90:60:60, 1/2 dose of RDF of NPK 60:40:40 and 1/4 dose of RDF of NPK 30:20:20) and biofertilizers (VAM 2 kg/ha, PSB 2kg/ha and Azospirillum 2 kg/ha) were applied alone and in combination. Thus, there were 27 treatment combination and a control. On the basis of present finding it can be concluded that maximum height of plant, number of fruits per plant, fruit size, fruit yield per hectare and TSS content were recorded with the application of 2/3 dose of NPK while inoculation of VAM recorded maximum number of seeds/plant, highest seed yield (kg/ha), ascorbic acid content (%) and acidity content (%). Number of branches/plant and seed test weight were highest in plants treated with vermicompost.

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Key words

Tomato, inorganic fertilizer, organic manure, bio-fertilizer, growth, yield, quality..

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