Enhancing Nutrient Uptake and Economics of Black Gram through Vermicompost and Vermiwash Application

Disha Joshi *

Department of Agronomy, MPUAT, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.

L. R. Yadav

College of Agriculture, Baseri, Rajasthan, India.

Bhavna Singh Ratore

Department of Agronomy, SKRAU, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India.

Hritik Srivastava

Department of Agronomy, SKUAST, Jammu, India.

Ram Singh Verma

Department of Agriculture, J.S.S Belsar, Gonda, U.P., India.

Biram Singh Gurjar

Department of Agronomy, KVK, Keshwana, Jalore-1, Rajasthan, India.

Mamta Yadav

Department of Agronomy, SKNAU, Jobner, Rajasthan, India.

Chetana Sharma

Department of Agronomy, SKRAU, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India.

Anchal Karol

Department of Agronomy, MPUAT, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

A field experiment was conducted to evaluate the effect of vermicompost and vermiwash on the nutrient uptake and economics of black gram (Vigna mungo L.) at Agronomy farm, S.K.N. College of Agriculture, Jobner (Rajasthan) during Kharif, 2020. The treatments comprised different doses of vermicompost and vermiwash totaling 20 treatments. It was replicated 3 times in FRBD (factorial randomised block design). Results revealed that application of vermicompost 6.0 t/ha significantly enhanced the nutrient content (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium) in seed and straw, protein content in seed, the nutrient uptake by seed, straw and total uptake. It also recorded significantly higher gross returns over lower levels. However, higher net returns were observed under vermicompost 4.5 t/ha application. Results further showed that application of vermiwash 15 % foliar spray at the time of flower initiation stage also resulted in significant increase in nutrient content in seed and straw, protein content in seed, nutrient uptake by seed and straw with highest total uptake, gross and net returns of black gram.

Keywords: Gross returns, foliar spray, nutrient uptake, protein content, black gram


How to Cite

Joshi , Disha, L. R. Yadav, Bhavna Singh Ratore, Hritik Srivastava, Ram Singh Verma, Biram Singh Gurjar, Mamta Yadav, Chetana Sharma, and Anchal Karol. 2023. “Enhancing Nutrient Uptake and Economics of Black Gram through Vermicompost and Vermiwash Application”. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change 13 (9):3186-93. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijecc/2023/v13i92563.

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