INTEGRATED NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT FOR SUSTAINING CAULIFLOWER PRODUCTIVITY- A REVIEW

Article Id: ARCC1176
Citation :- INTEGRATED NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT FOR SUSTAINING CAULIFLOWER PRODUCTIVITY- A REVIEW .Agricultural Reviews.2011.(32)
V. Kasthuri Thilagam, M. Lalitha and R. Natesan
Address : Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore - 641 003, India.

Abstract

Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var botrytis L) is a heavy feeder of nutrients and it responds very well to all bulky nutrient addition through Farm Yard Manure (FYM), bio fertilizers, green manures and chemical fertilizers. Therefore efficient management of Integrated Plant Nutrient supply System (IPNS) is a prerequisite for achieving higher productivity of cauliflower. Application of N from 120 to 225 kg ha-1 increased the curd yield and quality depending on soil fertility. Besides, N cauliflower also responds well to phosphorus ranging between from 90-200 kg ha-1and K up to 75 kg ha-1 and it also increases the quality of produce and yield. Application of Mo increases the curd yield and decreases the incidence of whiptail. Application of B reduces browning of curd that ultimately causes the brown rot of cauliflower. Judicious combination of chemical fertilizers along with organic manures based on soil available nutrients will increase the cauliflower yield at the same time it will sustain the soil fertility.

Keywords

Cauliflower Curd yield IPNS Nutrient Soil fertility.

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