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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:3, March, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(3): 1228-1234

Plant Growth Improvement in Ridge Gourd through Integrated Nutrient Management Practices
Kavita Choudhary1, R. Paliwal2, J. S. Mahariya1, Hoshiyar Singh1 and N. K. Gupta3
1Rajasthan Agricultural Research Institute, Durgapura, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
2Directorate of HRD, SKN Agriculture University, Jobner, India
3College of Agriculture, Navgaon, Alwar, Rajasthan, India
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A field experiment was conducted during Zaid-2017 and 2018 to study the “Effect of integrated nutrient management on plant growth improvement of ridge gourd.” at Horticulture farm, SKN College of Agriculture, Jobner, Rajasthan. There were twenty four treatment combinations replicated thrice in a randornized block design. The result of the experiment showed that the plant growth of ridge gourd was significantly increased with integrated use of manure, fertilizers and bio-fertilizer. Integration of vermicompost with inorganic fertilizers and microbial inoculants has efficiently contributed in mineralisation of unavailable forms of nutrient to the available form. The results revealed that the vines of ridge gourd fertilized with 100% of RDF of NPK + vermicompost @ 8.3 t/ha and Azotobacter + PSB recorded maximum vine length, number of branches per plant, leaf area and total cholorophyll content alongwith early initiation of first female and male flowers and maximum number of female and male flowers per vine.Hence, the above integration is essential for improving growth parameters of ridge gourd grown in sandy loam soils of Rajasthan.

Keywords: ridge gourd, integrated nutrient management, growth, vermicompost, PSB

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Kavita Choudhary, R. Paliwal, J. S. Mahariya, Hoshiyar Singh and Gupta. N. K. 2020. Plant Growth Improvement in Ridge Gourd Through Integrated Nutrient Management Practices. Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(3): 1228-1234. doi:
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