Impact of cultivars and integrated nutrient management on growth, yield and economics of summer pearl millet

2017 International Journal of Applied and Pure Science and Agriculture  
A field experiment was conducted at College Farm, College of Agriculture, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad during summer season, 2017 to evaluate the effect of cultivars and integrated nutrient management on growth, yield and economics of pearl millet. Experiment was carried out with three cultivars namely, ICMV-221 (C 1 ), Dhanashakti (C 2 ) and PHB-3 (C 3 ) as first factor and three integrated nutrient management practices i.e 100% RDF (F
more » ... 1 ), 75% RDF + 25% N through vermicompost (F 2 ) and 75% RDF + Biofertilizers @ 5 kg ha -1 incubated with V.C @ 500 kg ha -1 (F 3 ) as second factor comprising nine treatment combination, laid out in randomized block design with factorial concept, replicated thrice. Among cultivars PHB-3 recorded significantly higher plant height (194.1cm), dry matter production (8902 kg ha -1 ), grain yield (3239 kg ha -1 ), stover yield (5458 kg ha -1 ), harvest index (37.23) gross returns (Rs. 45,940 ha -1 ), net returns (Rs. 29,695 ha -1 ) and B:C ratio (2.86). With respect to integrated nutrient management, 75% RDF + Biofertilizers @ 5 kg ha -1 incubated with V.C @ 500 kg ha -1 (F 3 ) showed maximum plant height (192.3 cm), grain yield (3001 kg ha -1 ), stover yield (5240 kg ha -1 ), harvest index (35.54) gross returns (Rs. 41,368 ha -1 ), net returns (Rs. 25958 ha -1 ) and B:C ratio (2.68) which was significantly superior over 75% RDF + 25% N through vermicompost (F 2 ) and 100% RDF (F 1 ).
doi:10.22623/ijapsa.2017.3070.vki8c fatcat:bf4jxlgnrngjrgljinwfyfs3pa