EFFECT OF PHOSPHORUS AND ZINC APPLICATION ON THE GROWTH AND YIELD OF GERANIUM (PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS) INTERCROPPED WITH GARLIC (ALLIUM SATIVUM)

DOI: 10.5958/j.0976-058X.48.1.001    | Article Id: A-3818 | Page : 1-8
Citation :- EFFECT OF PHOSPHORUS AND ZINC APPLICATION ON THE GROWTH AND YIELD OF GERANIUM (PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS) INTERCROPPED WITH GARLIC (ALLIUM SATIVUM).Indian Journal Of Agricultural Research.2014.(48):1-8
Santosh Singh*, Muni Ram and Neelam Yadav1 santosh_gdc@ rediffmail.com
Address : 1Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow - 226 015, India

Abstract

Field experiments were carried out  to evaluate the effects of different doses of fertilizer P and Zn on growth and yield of geranium and garlic in a intercropping system. Application of phosphorus at 40 kg P2O5 ha-1 proved significantly better than control (no P) in the production of geranium oil and garlic bulbs. Uptake of Zn also increased significantly up to 40 kg P2O5 ha-1. Higher rates of P decreased the Zn uptake by the plants. Application of 30 kg Zn SO4 ha-1 showed a significant response on the herb and oil yields over the no zinc application. Application of 40 kg P2O5 and 30 kg Zn SO4 ha-1 is, therefore, recommended for achieving the maximum yield advantages in a geranium-garlic intercropping system.

Keywords

Cropping system Geranium-garlic intercropping Nutrient management.

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