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Legume Research, volume 43 issue 6 (december 2020) : 844-849

Effect of diverse nutrient application on symbiotic traits, yield attributes, nutrient uptake, microbial population, dehydrogenase activity and productivity of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) in black Soils 

S.C. Gupta, Brijesh K. Trivedia, Pooja Singh
1Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Rajmata Viyayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai, College of Agriculture, Sehore-466 001, Madhya Pradesh, India.
  • Submitted12-06-2018|

  • Accepted25-08-2018|

  • First Online 15-11-2018|

  • doi 10.18805/LR-4051

Cite article:- Gupta S.C., Trivedia K. Brijesh, Singh Pooja (2018). Effect of diverse nutrient application on symbiotic traits, yield attributes, nutrient uptake, microbial population, dehydrogenase activity and productivity of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) in black Soils. Legume Research. 43(6): 844-849. doi: 10.18805/LR-4051.
Field experiments conducted in black soils, having low organic carbon and available N, medium P, high K and extractable molybdenum below the critical limit (<0.2ppm), to assess the effect of  fertilizers, vermicompost (VC), amritpani (AP), biofertilizers inoculation (BFSI) viz., Rhizobium +  Phosphorus solublizing bacteria + Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria with molybdenum application on chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Eight treatments viz. T1- Control (Recommended dose of fertilizers (RDF), T2- RDF + Ammonium molybdate (AM) @ 1 g kg-1 seed with BFSI, T3- Spray of AP at 30 and 60 DAS + AM @ 1 g kg-1 seed with BFSI, T4- VC @ 2 t ha-1 + AM @ 1 g kg-1 seed with BFSI, T5 -AP spray at 30 and 60 DAS + VC@ 2 t ha-1 + AM @ 1 g kg-1 seed with BFSI, treatments: T6, T7 and T8 consisted of 50% RDF  with T3, T4 and T5 respectively, were tried in RBD. Nodulation, plant height, branches plant-1, number of pods plant-1, seed index, chlorophyll content and Uptake of NPK recorded significantly higher with T2,T6,T7 and T8  over T1 with maximum under T8 (50% RDF + T4) followed by with T7. As regards the grain yield, treatments T7, T8 and T2 resulted in significant yield increase by 27.5, 28.2 and 25.6% over RDF alone (1692 kg ha-1). Actinomycetes, Fungi and DHA recorded higher in soil wherever organics (vermicompost) and bio fertilizers inoculation was done. Available NPK in soil after crop harvest was recorded better with the integrated nutrient inputs. 
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