Department of Horticulture, S.K.N. College of Agriculture, S.K.N.A.U., Jobner, Jaipur
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The present investigation was carried out at Horticulture farm, S.K.N. College of Agriculture, Jobner with the objective effect of nitrogen and bio-organics on quality and economics of okra [Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench] under loamy sand soils during kharif season 2013. The results showed that the application of 100 kg N ha-1 (T3) have significantly influenced the quality attributes like nitrogen (0.279%) and protein (1.75%) content in fruits as compared to control (T0), 60 kg (T1) and 80 kg (T2). Similarly, results also showed that application of vermicompost @ 5 t ha-1 + Azotobacter significantly increased the above quality parameters as compared to rest of treatments. Application of different levels of nitrogen was not influenced the crude fibre content in fruits. The highest net return (Rs. 134749 and 147867 ha-1) and B:C ratio (1:3.2, 1:3.0) were recorded in treatment T3 (100 kg N ha-1) and F3 (vermicompost @ 5 t ha-1 + Azotobacter. Application of 100 kg N ha-1 with vermicompost @ 5 t ha- 1 + Azoctobacter proved the best treatment combination in terms of fruit yield per plot, fruits yield ha-1, net return (Rs 166392) and B:C ratio (1:3.36) in comparison to other treatment combinations.
Keywords: okra, quality, net return, B:C ratio, interaction effect
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