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Effect of land configuration, nutritional management module and biofertilizer application on performance, productivity and profitability of urdbean [Vigna mungo (L.) Hepper], in North-Western India

S. S. Tomar, Ashish Dwivedi *, Adesh Singh, M.K. Singh1
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1<p>Department of Agronomy,&nbsp;Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut&ndash; 250 110 (U.P.), India.</p>
Cite article:- Tomar S. S., * Dwivedi Ashish, Singh Adesh, Singh1 M.K. (2016). Effect of land configuration, nutritional management module and biofertilizer application on performance, productivity and profitability of urdbean[Vigna mungo (L.) Hepper], in North-Western India . Legume Research. 39(5): 741-747. doi: 10.18805/lr.v0iOF.9285.

A field experiment was conducted during kharif season 2010 and 2011 on sandy loam soil. The treatments comprises having two land configurations (Flat bed and raised bed) and five nutrient management options (control, PSB alone, 100% RDF, 50% RDF+PSB and 100% RDF+PSB) were tested in factorial randomized design with three replication. Results indicated that raised bed planting recorded higher mean growth attributes viz., plant height (63.8 cm), dry weight/plant (14.2 g), LAI at 60 DAS (3.58), number of root nodules/plant (29.7), yield attributing component and yield viz., pods/plants (19.7), seeds/pod (5.0) and test weight (42.5 g), grain yield (9.8 q/ha), quality parameters viz., protein content (21.4 %) and protein yield (209.9 kg/ha), total nutrients uptake, available soil nutrients status viz., organic carbon (0.575 %), available nitrogen (225.4 kg/ha), phosphorus (16.9 kg/ha) and potassium (249.2 kg/ha) and economics viz., net return/ha (Rs 13200), B:C ratio (1.55), production efficiency (12.3 kg/day/ha) and economic efficiency (165 Rs/day/ha) as compared to flat bed method. Similarly 100% RDF + PSB produces highest values of all the above parameters than rest of the treatments. 

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