TITLE

Influence of bio-fertilizers on the growth characters, yield attributes, yield and quality of tomato

AUTHOR(S)
Premsekhar, M.; Rajashree, V.
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
American-Eurasian Journal of Sustainable Agriculture;2009, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p68
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Field experiments were conducted to study the effect of various biofertilizers on the growth, yield parameters, yield and quality of tomato var. CO 3. Three types of biofertilizers viz., Azospirillum, Phosphate Solublizing Bacteria (PSB) and Vesicular Arbuscular Mycorrhiza (VAM) in different combinations were tested in comparison with inorganic fertilizer treatment as control in a randomized block design with three replications. The results revealed that significantly taller plants, better yield parameters and higher yield was recorded with the application of Azospirillum + 75% N + 100% PK followed by Azospirillum + 100% NPK. The same treatment also recorded the highest (3.76) cost benefit ratio. Quality wise also Azospirillum recorded better results. The higher total soluble solids of 4.450 Brix was recorded with Azospirillum + 75% N + 100% PK.
ACCESSION #
44960434

 

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