Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 9 No. 2

Response of Different Levels of Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium on Yield and Quality of Isabgol (Plantago ovata Forsk.)

D.M. Patel, M.R. Patel, H.K. Patel, R.B. Prajapati and S.A. Chauhan

Department of Agronomy, B.A.College of Agriculture, Anand Agricultural University, Anand-388 110, India.

Received on 18 March 2015 and accepted on 23 April 2015

 

ABSTRACT

In search for sustainable agricultural methods for medicinal plants. A field experiment was conducted at the College Agronomy Farm, Anand Agricultural University, Anand, Gujarat during rabi season of 2013-14. The experiment consisted of eighteen treatment combinations comprised of three nitrogen levels (15, 30 and 45 Kg N ha?-1), three phosphorus levels (0, 15 and 30 Kg P ha?-1) and two potassium levels (0 and 30 Kg K ha?-1). The treatment N3 (45 kg N ha-1) recorded significantly the maximum seed and straw yields as well as plant height at harvest, no. of effective tiller plant-1, no. of effective spikelet plant-1 and test weight of 1000 seeds and significantly higher length of spike as compared to other nitrogen treatments i.e. N1 (15 kg N ha-1) and N2 (30 kg N ha-1). Significantly higher seed and straw yields as well as plant height at harvest and no. of effective spikes plant-1, while no. of tiller plant-1 showed the significantly higher - response by application of 30 kg P2O5 ha-1, other characters like length of spikes and test weight of 1000 seeds and swelling factor found to be non-significant response. The response on growth and yield attributing characters as well as seed and straw yields of isabgol were also found non-significant due to different potassium levels. On economical point of view when isabgol treated with 45 kg N ha-1, 30 kg P2O5 ha-1 and 30 kg K2O ha-1 noted higher net realization as compared to other treatment.

Keywords : Nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, yield, Isabgol.