EFFECT OF INORGANIC FERTILIZERS AND BIO-FERTILIZERS ON GROWTH AND YIELD OF ASALIO (LEPIDIUM SATIVUM)
VANDANA, JHABAR MAL SUTALIYA, R. K. ARYA AND V. K. MADAN
MAP Section, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding
CCS Haryana Agricultural University
Hisar-125004 (Haryan), India
Present address : KVK Panchkula, CCS HAU, Hisar*(e-mail : vandana.bhankhar@gmail.com)(Received : 1 November 2019; Accepted : 5 December 2019)

SUMMARY

Asalio (Lepidium sativum L.) is cultivated for food, feed and medicinal supplements. It is also useful to increase the milk production in animals. The field experiment was conducted using HLS-4 variety of Asalio in eleven treatments (i.e. T1: N: P 80: 40 kg/ha, T2: N: P 60: 30 kg/ha,T3: N: P 80: 40 kg/ha + PSB, T4: N: P 80: 40 kg/ha + Azotobactor, T5: N: P 60: 30 kg/ha + PSB, T6: N: P 60: 30 kg/ha + Azotobactor, T7: N: P 40: 20 kg/ha + PSB, T8: N: P 40: 20 kg/ha + Azotobactor, T9: N: P 80: 40 kg/ha + PSB+ Azotobactor, T10: N: P 60: 30 kg ha + PSB+ Azotobactor, T11: N: P 40: 20 kg/ha + PSB + Azotobactor) in RBD during Rabi 2017-18 and 2018-19 at Research Farm of MAP Section, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar. In the present study, During 2017-18, the maximum seed yield (1750 kg/ha), net return (Rs.36534/ha) and B:C ratio (2.3) was fetched with the application of T9 treatment i.e. N: P 80: 40 kg/ha + PSB + Azotobactor. Seed yield in T9: N: P 80: 40 kg/ha + PSB+ Azotobactor was found superior to the other set of treatments but was at par with T4: N: P 80: 40 kg/ha + Azotobactor and T3: N: P 80: 40 kg/ha + PSB treatments. Lowest seed yield (1198 kg/ha) net return (Rs. 21616/ha) and B: C ratio (1.5) was observed with treatment T7 i.e. N: P 40: 20 kg/ha + PSB. Likewise, during 2018-19, maximum seed yield (2010 kg/ha) of Asalio was recorded in T9: N: P 80: 40 kg/ha + PSB+ Azotobactor which was significantly superior to the rest of treatments except T3: N: P 80: 40 kg/ha + PSB and T4: N: P 80: 40 kg/ha + Azotobactor. Highest net return (Rs.44418/ha) and B: C ratio (2.80) was found with treatment T9: N: P 80: 40 kg/ha + PSB+ Azotobactor which was followed by T4: N: P 80: 40 kg/ha + Azotobactor and T3: N: P 80: 40 kg/ha + PSB, therefore, treatment, N: P 80: 40 kg/ha + PSB + Azotobactor has good potential for commercial cultivation.

Key words:Asalio, seed yield, contributing characters, inorganic fertilizers, bio-fertilizers