International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part H (2016)
Effect of coir pith compost on growth and yield attributes of onion and cassava
P. Ganesh, R. Suresh Kumar
The aim of this study was to examine the effect of organic fertilizer like coir pith compost’s effectiveness on production of onions and cassava while at the same time, enhancing the nutrient efficiency, soil fertility and microbes. Fieldrnexperiment was conducted to study the effect of coir pith compost for the maximization of growth and yield of Onion (Allium cepa L.) and Cassava (Manihot esculenta L.). For onion, data was recorded on growth parameters such as plant height, number of leaves per plant both at 45 and 90 days after planting. Observation was also made on days to bulb initiation, days to maturity, bulb weight, bulb diameter, total and marketable yields, bulb nitrogen content and soil available nitrogen. For cassava, number of branches per plant, plant height, leaf area index and stem diameter were determined at 8 and 12 WAP. Lodging percentage and tuber yield was also determined. Among the different compost mixtures, the treatment T6 (75% NPK + Compost Mixture – 2) was found to be the best compost mixture and used for the field application studies on onion and cassava. T6 (75% NPK + Compost Mixture – 2)showed the highest growth yield attributes and other qualitative parameters.
How to cite this article:
P. Ganesh, R. Suresh Kumar. Effect of coir pith compost on growth and yield attributes of onion and cassava. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(1): 501-506.