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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:9, September, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(9): 2616-2619

Effect of Integrated Nutrient Management on Growth and Yield of Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata Wall. Ex. Nees.): A Review
R. Praveenakumar1*, Manjuprakash2 and H.G. Hanumathraya1
1Department of Horticulture, UAS, GKVK, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2Department of Agricultural Extension, UAS, GKVK, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author

Andrographis paniculata is also known as “Rice bitters” in West Indies and “King of bitters” or “Chiretta” in England. The fresh and dried leaves of Kalmegh and the juice extracted from the herb are official drugs in Indian pharmacopoeia. The whole herb is the source of several diterpinoids of which the bitter water-soluble lactone is important and is distributed all over the plant body in different proportions. Kalmegh (King of bitters), is used both in Ayurvedic and Unani System of medicines for immunological, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antithrombotic and hepatoprotective properties, using of different organic manure (FYM, Vermicompost, Green Manure, Poultry And Sheep Manure, Night Soil etc,) inorganic manure (Macro and Micro nutrients) and Bio fertilizers (rhizobium, VAM, Azotobacter, Azospirillum, P Solubilizing Bacteria) have assumed great importance for sustainable production and for maintaining soil health. In spite of supplying macro and micro-nutrients to the crop it also enhance physical, chemical and biological properties of the soil, which leads to good crop production. The advantage of combining inorganic and organic sources of nutrients generally results in better use of each component which is responsible for crop growth and development. In this paper, the literatures pertaining to the different aspects of integrated nutrient management are reviewed.

Keywords: Kalmegh, Organic manures, Inorganic manure, Bio fertilizers, Yield

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Praveenakumar, R., Manjuprakash and Hanumathraya, H.G. 2018. Effect of Integrated Nutrient Management on Growth and Yield of Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata Wall. Ex. Nees.): A Review.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(9): 2616-2619. doi:
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