Vol. 4, Issue 11, Part B (2018)
Effect of different levels of fertilizers and Neem cake on soil health growth and yield of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) CV. Kufri Jyoti
Lalnunpuia, Arun Alfred David, Syed H Mahzar, Tarence Thomas and Smriti Rao
Potato is a starchy, tuberous crop. Potato has become a staple food in many parts of the world and an integral part of much of the world's food supply. It is the world's fourth-largest food crop, following maize, wheat, and rice. An experiment was carried out at Research Farm of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Allahabad, during the winter season of 2017- 2018 to know the “Effect of different levels of fertilizers and Neem cake on soil health, growth and yield of Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) cv. Kufri Jyoti”. The experiment was laid out in 3×3 Factorial Randomised Block Design (RBD) with three replicates for eachtreatment.Thefertilizerappliedforthecrop was N P K and Neem cake @ 120 kg ha-1, 100 kg ha-1, 120 kg ha-1 and 1250 t ha-1 respectively, which showed significant influence on the soil, growth and yield of Potato crop. Based on the above research work, it is concluded that application of NPK followed by Neem cake (100% and 100%) i.e., the treatment T8@[NPK 100% Recommended Dose of Fertilizer (RDF)+ Neem cake 100 kg ha-1] was found more beneficial and significantly improved soil, growth parameters and tuber yield of Potato grown under Allahabad Agro-climatic conditions. This treatment also showed maximum gross return, net return and benefit: cost ratio i.e., (2.74) respectively.
How to cite this article:
Lalnunpuia, Arun Alfred David, Syed H Mahzar, Tarence Thomas and Smriti Rao. Effect of different levels of fertilizers and Neem cake on soil health growth and yield of potato (<em>Solanum tuberosum </em>L<em>.</em>) CV. Kufri Jyoti. International Journal of Applied Research. 2018; 4(11): 74-79.