Effect of integrated nutrient management with vermicompost on productivity of wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Ranwa, R.S.; Singh, K.P.

Indian Journal of Agronomy 44(3): 554-559


ISSN/ISBN: 0537-197X
Accession: 003730029

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A field experiment was conducted at Hisar, Haryana, India during the winter seasons of 1994-96 to study the effect of integration of nitrogen with vermicompost on wheat crop. The treatments comprised 5 levels of organic manures, viz. no organic manure (control), farmyard manure (FYM) at 10 t/ha, vermicompost (at 5, 7.5 and 10 t/ha) and 5 levels of N, viz. 0, 50, 100, 150 kg/ha and recommended fertilizer (120 + 60 + 20 kg ha N + P2O5 + zinc sulfate). The application of organic manures improved yield attributes and grain, straw and biological yields of wheat. Application of vermicompost at 7.5 or 10 t/ha resulted in higher yields than 10 t/ha FYM. Increasing the level of nitrogen significantly improved the yield attributes and yields of the crop. Integration of vermicompost at 10 or 7.5 t/ha or FYM at 10 t/ha with 100 kg N/ha produced grain, straw as well as biological yields at par with the recommended dose of fertilizers during both years.