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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 3
First page : (618) Last page : (622)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2631

Effect of Co Level and FYM on Growth and Yield of Fodder Sorghum

B. H. Chaudhari1*, J. K. Parmar2, Niketan Deshmukh3 and S. R. Chaudhari4
1,2Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, BACA, AAU, Anand
3Rai University, Ahmedabad
4NMCA, Navsari Agriculture University, Navsari
*Corresponding Author E-mail: bharatchaudhari56@gmail.com
Received: 25.02.2017  |  Revised: 8.03.2017   |  Accepted: 10.03.2017  


A pot house experiment was carried out to study the effect of cobalt (Co) and farm yard manure (FYM) on growth and yield of sorghum at Department of Agricultural Chemistry and Soil Science, BACA, AAU, Anand with five levels of Co (0, 10, 20, 40 and 80 mg kg-1) and two levels of FYM (0 and 1 %) on loamy sand (Typic Ustrochrepts) soil. The experiment was laid out in a CRD (factorial) with three replications.The experimental results indicated that an application of cobalt @ 20 mg kg-1 soil recorded the highest plant height, green forage yield and leaves, stem and root dry matter at harvest than other levels of cobalt. Decrease in plant height, green forage yield and dry weight of leaves, Stem and root of sorghum were found in 40 and 80 mg kg-1 levels of Co. The higher plant height, green forage yield anddry matter yield was obtained in FYM application at 1 % over no FYM application.

Key words: Cobalt, FYM, Yield, Sorghum, Growth

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Cite this article: Chaudhari, B.H., Parmar, J.K., Deshmukh, N. and Chaudhari, S.R., Effect of Co Level and FYM on Growth and Yield of Fodder Sorghum, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(3): 618-622 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2631