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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 6
First page : (687) Last page : (691)
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Impact of Integrated Nutrient Management on Seed Quality Parameters of Cowpea [Vigna unguiculata L.]

R. K. Panda1, G. S. Sahu1, S. K. Dash2, K. C. Muduli3, S. R. Pradhan1*and S. C. Nahak1

1Department of Vegetable Science, College of Agriculture, OUAT, Bhubaneswar-751003
2AICRP Vegetable Crops, OUAT, Bhubaneswar-751003
3Department of Seed Science and Technology, College of Agriculture, OUAT, Bhubaneswar-751003
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Received: 2.08.2018 | Revised: 12.09.2018 | Accepted: 19.09.2018  



Anexperiment with the aim of analyzing the impact of integratednutrient management on production of  quality seeds in cowpea wasconductedwith treatments T1(RDF),T2(RDF+ lime), T3(75%RDF+ lime), T4(75%RDF+25%FYM),T5  (75% RDF +25% vermicompost), T6  (75% RDF+25% FYM + lime), T7 (75% RDF + 25 % vermicompost + lime), T8 (50% RDF + 25% FYM+ 2 foliar spray), T9 (50 % RDF + 25% vermicompost +2 foliar spray), T10 (50% RDF +25% FYM + lime + 2 foliar spray), T11 (50% RDF +25% vermicompost + lime+ 2 foliar spray) and three replications in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Observations on seed quality parameters like vigour index, germination percentage and seedling dry weight were taken and conclusion were made. As per the observations, the highest vigour index-1 and vigour index-II was recorded inT7 (3590.50) and T7 (19.30) respectively. Treatment T3 recorded maximum 100-seed weight of 13.0 g followed by 12.67g in T7. T5 and T10 recorded maximum germination percentage of 91.0 % followed by 90.33 % in T7 and 87.67 in T4. Maximum seedling length was observed in T8 which was 39.83 cm followed by 39.73 cm in T7.

Key words: Vermicompost, Germination, Cowpea, Nutrient

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Cite this article: Panda, R. K., Sahu, G. S., Dash, S. K., Muduli, K. C., Pradhan, S. R. and Nahak, S. C., Impact of Integrated Nutrient Management on Seed Quality Parameters of Cowpea [Vigna unguiculata L.], Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(6): 687-691 (2018). doi: