Skip navigation
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/9554
Title: Integrated fertilization: An approach for higher apple (Malus domestica) productivity and ecological health of soil
Authors: Kumar S.
Sharma A.
Sharma V.K.
Ahmed N.
Rosin K.G.
Sharma O.C.
Published in: Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences
Abstract: A field experiment was conducted to study the effect of organic and inorganic fertilizers supplemented with biofertilizers (Azotobacter and Microphos) on growth parameters of apple (Malus domestica Borkh. cv. Oregon Spur) for three years (2012 to 2014) in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. The pooled data of three years revealed that, maximum fruit number (127/plant), fruit weight (113 g), yield/plant (14.5 kg), yield/ha (23.2 tonnes) and production efficiency (117g/cm2 TCSA) were recorded in treatment received 75% of recommended dose of fertilizer (RDF) + 25% N through FYM + Microphos while minimum was recorded in control. The percentage increase in trunk cross section area during the three years of experiment was maximum 17.5% and 16.8% with application of 75% of RDF + 25% N through FYM + Microphos and Azotobacter, respectively, while minimum (8.0%) in control. Among the INM, treatment comprising 75% of RDF + FYM and biofertilizers (either Azotobacter or Microphos) was found significantly superior over rest of the treatments in-terms of improving soil health parameter, viz. dehydrogenase activity, organic carbon, available NPK and DTPA-Zn. Overall, study reveals that, through application of 75% of RDF + FYM and biofertilizers double the productivity of apple, which can gain the momentum of apple production in Kashmir valley of India with quality produce and maximize economic benefits to farmers. © 2018 Indian Council of Agricultural Research. All rights reserved.
Citation: Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences (2018), 88(2): 222-227
URI: http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/9554
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Indian Council of Agricultural Research
Keywords: Apple productivity
Bio-fertilizers
Integrated nutrient management
North-Western Himalayan region
Soil health
ISSN: 195022
Author Scopus IDs: 57213855774
57203774408
57206917734
36760534400
57095980800
7202888415
Author Affiliations: Kumar, S., ICAR, Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190 007, India
Sharma, A., ICAR, Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190 007, India
Sharma, V.K., ICAR, Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190 007, India, SSAC, ICAR, IARI, New Delhi, India
Ahmed, N., ICAR, Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190 007, India, SKUAST-K, Srinagar, India
Rosin, K.G., ICAR, Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190 007, India, WTC, ICAR, IARI, New Delhi, India
Sharma, O.C., ICAR, Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190 007, India
Appears in Collections:Journal Publications [MS]

Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Show full item record


Items in Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.