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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:7, July, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(7): 4024-4034

Response of Growth, Yield and Yield Attributes of Popcorn (Zea mays everta) to Organic and Inorganic Sources of Nutrients
Sadaf Iqbal1*, Zahida Rashid2, Manzoor Ganai3, A. A. Saad1, R. H. Kanth1, Rais Bhat1, Tahir Sheikh1, Javaid Ahmad Bhat4 and Tanveer1
1Division of Agronomy, SKUAST-K, Wadura Campus, Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir, India 2Dryland Agriculture Research Station Skuast-K Jammu and Kashmir, India 3Mountain Rice Research Institute Khudwani, Jammu and Kashmir, India 4KVK, Ganderbal SKUAST-K Shuhama, 190006, India
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In order to study the effect of different organic and inorganic sources of nutrients on growth, yield and yield attributes of popcorn, an experiment was conducted at crop research farm of Division of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Wadura during kharif  2017. The results indicated that the application of RDF (N120 P60 K40) kg ha-1 recorded  highest growth and yield parameters viz. plant height (187.58 cm), number of functional leaves (12.05), leaf area index (6.68), dry matter accumulation (139.9 q ha-1), yield attributes {number of grains per cob (480.0) and 1000 grain weight (193g)}, grain yield (38.8q ha-1), stover yield (110.2 q  ha-1) and benefit :cost ratio but was at par with 75% RDF + FYM @ 10 ha-1 + AZO + PSB + KSB (T7) while significantly lowest value of above mentioned parameters was found in control (T1).No significant differences were found in rest of the treatments. So, it was considered that application of 75% RDF + FYM @ 10 t ha-1 + AZO + PSB + KSB over RDF should be recommended because of its considerable influence on improving soil health and maintaining ecological balance and also with better net and gross returns.

Keywords: Biofertilizers, FYM, Popcorn, Poultry manure, RDF, Vermi-compost

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Sadaf Iqbal, Zahida Rashid, Manzoor Ganai, A. A. Saad, R. H. Kanth, Rais Bhat, Tahir Sheikh, Javaid Ahmad Bhat and Tanveer. 2020. Response of Growth, Yield and Yield Attributes of Popcorn (Zea mays everta) to Organic and Inorganic Sources of Nutrients.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(7): 4024-4034. doi:
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