Effect of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Levels on Growth and Yield of Finger Millet [Eleusine coracana (L.)] During Summer

DOI: 10.18805/IJARe.A-5317    | Article Id: A-5317 | Page : 227-231
Citation :- Effect of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Levels on Growth and Yield of Finger Millet [Eleusine coracana (L.)] During Summer.Indian Journal of Agricultural Research.2020.(54):227-231
K. Vamshi Krishna, C.H. Deepthi, M. Devender Reddy, P.S. Raju, Arunabha Pal vamsin111@gmail.com
Address : Department of Agronomy, M.S. Swaminathan School of Agriculture, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Parlakhemundi, Gajapati, Sitapur-761 211, Odisha, India.
Submitted Date : 22-06-2019
Accepted Date : 30-09-2019


A field experiment was conducted to study the effect of nitrogen and phosphorous on growth and yield of finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) at Centurion University, Paralakhemundi during summer (February-May), 2018. The combination of four nitrogen levels (0, 30, 60 and 90 kg ha-1) and three levels of phosphorus (0, 20 and 40 kg ha-1) were tested in Split plot design with three replications. There was a significant improvement in plant height and yield attributes with the application of 90 kg N ha-1 as compared to lower levels of N application. With increase in levels of Phosphorus from 20 and 40 kg ha-1 has significantly increased yield. Significantly higher grain (1054kg ha-1) and straw yield (4369kg ha-1) were recorded with the application of 90kg N ha-1 and 40 kg P2O5 ha-1 while, the minimum yield was observed with 0 kg N ha-1 and 0 kg P2O5 ha-1.


Finger millet Nitrogen Phosphorus Summer Gross Net returns


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