Effect of planting geometry and fertilizer levels on growth and yield of finger millet (Eleusine coracana L)

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Published Sep 18, 2022
Rajan Kumar
Umesha C. Lalit Kumar Sanodiya
Ravi Kumar Dwivedi
Shubham Kumar Mayur Meshram

Abstract

The experiment was done on finger millet during the zaid season of 2021-22 at crop research farm, Department of Agronomy, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences (SHUATS), Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh). The treatments consisted of three planting geometry viz., 20 cm × 20 cm, 25 cm × 25 cm and 30 cm × 30 cm and three NPK levels viz., 75%, 100% and 125%. The experiment was conducted in randomized block design with nine numbers of treatments and replicated thrice. The results showed that treatment with 30 cm × 30 cm spacing at 125 % NPK /ha growth parameters viz., maximum plant height (69.73 cm), number of tillers per plant (17.36 g/plant), dry weight per plant (7.36 g) while yield were recorded highest with treatment 20 cm × 20 cm spacing at 125 % NPK /ha. viz., Grain yield (45.76 t/ha), Straw yield (4.33 t/ha) and harvest index (44.91) of finger millet at harvest. This may due to the highest plant population with close spacing treatment and higher number of heads/ m2 as compare with wide spacing.

 

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Kumar, R., C., U., Sanodiya, L. K., Dwivedi, R. K., Kumar, S., & Meshram, M. (2022). Effect of planting geometry and fertilizer levels on growth and yield of finger millet (Eleusine coracana L). Environment Conservation Journal. https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.11802313

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Keywords

Earhead, Fertilizer levels, Finger, Harvest index, Planting geometry, Spacing

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