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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 2
First page : (1175) Last page : (1181)
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Organic Nutrition for Potato-Cucumber-Okra Cropping Sequence

Ambika Prasad Baral1, Luchon Saikia2, Utpal Kotoky3, Sudeshna Baruah4* and Danish Tamuly5
1, 2, 3, 4Department of Horticulture, College of Agriculture,
5Department of Soil Science
Assam Agriculture University, Jorhat-785013
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Received: 13.03.2018  |  Revised: 20.04.2018   |  Accepted: 25.04.2018  



A field experiment was conducted to study the effect of different organic nutrition againstrecommended dose of fertilizer on growth and yield attributes of potato-cucumber-okra vegetable sequence at Experimental Farm, Department of Horticulture, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat during 2015-2017. The experiment was laid out in Randomized Block Design with three replications and six treatments wherein the highest growth and yield attributes were recorded in T6 both in potato (plant height of 58.13 cm, fresh biomass of 334.53 g, dry biomass of 63.74 g, fresh haulm mass of 166.33 g, dry haulm mass of 37.47 g, tuber size of 5.04 cm and total yield of 15.90 t ha-1) as well as in cucumber (vine length of 2.77 m, 4 number of primary branches, 11 number of fruits, fruit length of 14.72 cm, fruit diameter of 14.5 cm, yield vine-1 of 2.93 kg and yield of 78.14 t ha-1). In okra, though the growth attributes were found to be non-significant, but T6 recorded highest number of pods (16 number) which reflected directly on the highest yield plant-1 (362.66 g) and yield ha-1 (26.86 t ha-1). The economics for the base crop potato under different treatments produced the highest benefit cost ratio of 5.12 in T6 followed by 2.75 in T5. However, in cucumber the highest benefit cost ratio of 16.32 was recorded in T5 then followed by 13.88 in T6. In okra, the highest benefit cost ratio of 8.65 was recorded in T5 followed by 8.09 in T3. When economics of the entire cropping sequence was considered, the highest benefit cost ratio of 9.61 was recorded in T5 followed by 9.13 in T6. Interestingly, all the treatment combinations in the cropping sequence indicated profitable propositions with a range of benefit cost ratio of 6.06 to 9.61.

Key words: Organic nutrition, Potato, Cucumber, Okra, Economics of cultivation.

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Cite this article: Baral, A.P., Saikia, L., Kotoky, U., Baruah, S. and Tamuly, D., Organic Nutrition for Potato-Cucumber-Okra Cropping Sequence, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(2): 1175-1181 (2018). doi: