Growth and yield of Cowpea [Vignaunguiculata (L.) Walp] as influenced by jeevamrutha and panchagavya application

DOI: 10.18805/LR-3932    | Article Id: LR-3932 | Page : 824-828
Citation :- Growth and yield of Cowpea [Vignaunguiculata (L.) Walp] as influenced by jeevamrutha and panchagavya application.Legume Research-An International Journal.2019.(42):824-828
Reshma Sutar, G.M. Sujith and N. Devakumar sujithsasalu@gmail.com
Address : Department of Agronomy, University of Agricultural Sciences, Gandhi Krishi Vignana Kendra, Bengaluru-560 065, Karnataka, India
Submitted Date : 24-08-2017
Accepted Date : 9-01-2018

Abstract

A field experiment was carried out during kharif 2015 at organic farming block of Research Institute on Organic Farming, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru to study the influence of different levels of jeevamrutha and panchagavya on growth, yield attributes and yield of cowpea in red sandy loam soil. The results revealed that application of jeevamrutha at 1000L ha-1 and panchagavya at 7.5% significantly influenced growth parameters like plant height, number of branches, number of leaves, leaf area and leaf area index. Interaction effect of jeevamrutha and panchagavya was significant in enhancing the grain yield of cowpea besides improvement in yield attributes like number of pods per plant, length of pods, pod weight, number of seeds per pod, seed weight per plant and 100 seed weight. Nodule characteristics – total and effective number of nodules as well fresh and dry weight of nodules was also significantly influenced by jeevamrutha & panchagavya application at different levels and also due to their interaction. Liquid organic formulations – jeevamrutha and panchagavya are effective in producing higher grain yield in cowpea. 

Keywords

Grain yield Jeevamrutha Nodule characteristics Panchagavya.

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