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Current study was conducted to evaluate the influence of organic and zero budget natural farming on growth and yield of Soybean (Glycine max. L) under mountainous conditions of Himachal Pradesh. During the experimental period the variety of Soybean (Palam Soya) was sowed with eight treatments and three replications. The treatments consist of T1 -FYM-10t/ha+Rhizobium,T2-Vermicompost-7.5t/ha+Rhizobium,T3- FYM- 5 t/ha + vermicompost -3.75 t/ha + Rhizobium-T4 -Natural farming (Ghanjivamrit+Jivamrit+Bijamrit), T5 -FYM-10t/ha + vermiwash -3 spray, T6 -Vermicompost- 10t/ha +vermiwash – 3 spray, T7- Ghanjivamrit-125 kg/ha and T8 – FYM -5t/ha + ghanjivamrit – 125kg/ha with Randomized Block Design (RBD). During the course of study significantly highest plant height (cm), number of leaves, number of branches at various growth stages, days taken to 50 percent flowering and maturity were influenced by vermicompost along with three sprays of vermiwash. The significantly highest biological yield (2409.09kg /ha), seed yield (825 kg/ ha) and yield attributes of Soybean crop were recorded in the treatment T6 –Vermicompost @ 10t/ha + 3 sprays of vermiwash during the experiment.


Crop growth parameters Organic farming Soybean (Glycine max) Randomized Block Design (RBD) Farm Yard Manure (FYM)

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Awasthi, N., Upadhyay, R. ., Singh, A. . ., Kumar , R. ., & Sharma , G. . (2020). Effect of different organic inputs on growth and yield of Soybean (Glycine max. L) under mountainous conditions of Himachal Pradesh. Environment Conservation Journal, 21(3), 195–199.


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