EFFECT OF BIOFERTILIZERS AND CUTTING MANAGEMENT ON YIELD AND YIELD ATTRIBUTES OF DIFFERENT CULTIVARS OF BERSEEM (TRIFOLIUM ALEXANDRINUM L.)
HARENDER SINGH DAHIYA*1, HARDEEP SINGH SHEORAN2 AND JAIBIR TOMAR1
1J. V. College, Baraut (Baghpat)-250611, (Uttar Pradesh), India
2Department of Soil Science, CCS HAU, Hisar-125004, (Haryana), India
*(e-mail : hsdahiya89@gmail.com)
(Received : 12 September 2019; Accepted : 28 September 2019)

SUMMARY

A field experiment was carried out to examine the response four types of cuttings (C1=cutting 1.5 above ground, c2= cutting 3.5 above ground, C3= cutting 5.5 above ground and C4=cutting 7.5 above ground) and three levels of biofertilizers viz.(B0= Control, B1= Rhizobium and B2= Rhizobium + PSB) with two varieties of berseem viz. V1= Mescavi (Pusa) and V2= Bhart Kaveri on yield and yield attributes of berseem (Trifolium alexandrinum L.) and was laidin a factorial randomized block design with four replications. The results revealed that various types of cuttings significantly affected the yield and yield of berseem and maximum was recorded with treatment C3 i.e. when cutting was at 5.5 above the ground. In case of different levels of biofertilizers, yield and yield attributes of berseem were observed to be highest with the combined application of Rhizobium + PSB (treatment B3). Moreover, Moreover, it was evident from the results that the different varieties of berseem varied significantly in yield and yield attributes of berseem and var. Mescavi (Pusa) was found to be superior in every aspect and gave the higher green fodder yield of 151.25 q ha-1 over local variety (Bhart Kaveri) of berseem (144. q ha-1).

Key words:Growth, yield, berseem, biofertlizers, varieties and cuttings