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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 5
First page : (217) Last page : (221)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5286

Response of Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) to Integrated Nutrient Management

Rajesh Kumar*, V. K. Batra, Vinod Kumar, Amit Kumar
Department of Vegetable Science, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar
*Corresponding Author E-mail: rajesh22berwal@gmail.com
Received: 23.07.2017  |  Revised: 4.08.2017   |  Accepted: 5.08.2017  


A field experiment with thirteen treatments including control was conducted at Research Farm of the Department. of Vegetable Science, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar during spring summer 2006-07 to find out the most appropriate integrated nutrient management system for sustainable tomato production. It was found that application of 43.5 tonnes Farm yard manure (FYM) and 50% of recommended dose of fertilizers (RDF) gave maximum fruit yield (284.81 q ha-1) over controlĀ  (198.6 q ha-1) which was significantly higher over all the treatments except green manuring and 100% recommended dose of fertilizer (T13). The organic sources of nutrition along with inorganic sources showed incremental effect for almost all parameters including yield over inorganic sources alone. Maximum net return (Rs.40203 ha-1) and B: C ratio (1.29) was also recorded with application of 43.5 tonnes FYM and 50% RDF over control (Rs.25650 ha-1) and (1.06), respectively.

Key words: Tomato, Manure, Fertilizers, Fruit quality, Yield, Economics

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Cite this article: Kumar, R., Batra V.K., Kumar V., Kumar A., Response of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) to integrated nutrient management, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(5): 217-221 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5286