Growth, Yield Attributes and Yield of Tomato (Solanum Lycopersicum L.) as Influenced by Application of Organic Fertilization
S. Marimuthu1, M. Vigensh2, N. Karthick3
1S.Marimuthu, Assistant Professor, Department of Agriculture Engineering, Bannari Amman Institute Technology, Sathyamangalam (Tamil Nadu), India.
2M.Vigensh, B.E Student, Department of Agriculture Engineering, Bannari Amman Institute Technology, Sathyamangalam (Tamil Nadu), India.
3N.Karthick, B.E Student, Department of Agriculture Engineering, Bannari Amman Institute Technology, Sathyamangalam (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 05 January 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 13 January 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 January 2019 | PP: 91-93 | Volume-8 Issue-3, January 2019 | Retrieval Number: C2615018319/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: The organic field trial was conducted at Farm field, Department of Agriculture Engineering during rabi, 2017-18 to influence the organic source of nutrients on growth and productivity of tomato. Randomized Block Design (RBD) was implemented and replicated thrice of treatments for this experiment. The experiment consisted of six treatments viz., foliar spray of Panchagavya, 3G extract, Humic acid, gluconacetobactor and Neem oil. PKM 1 was used for test variety of this experiment. From the field investigation, foliar spray of panchagavya significantly improved the plant height, dry matter production, number of fruits per plant, fruit weight and yield per plant. However, all the growth and yield components were comparable to application of 3G extract spray. The fruit fly incidence was found to be significantly lower in the treatments that received 3G extract spray and it was comparable to treatments where in panchagavya spray was given. The disease incidence was significantly reduced in the treatments applied with panchagavya spray followed by 3G extract spray. From the study, basal application of 3 per cent panchagavya as foliar spray twice viz. before and after flowering is viable for the production of organic tomato with higher net return through higher yield.
Keyword: 3G Extract, Panchagavya, Dry Matter Production, Yield, Tomato.
Scope of the Article: Production