KANAPARTHI TWINKLE * AND UMESHA C.
Department of Agronomy, Naini Agricultural Institute, SHUATS, Prayagraj (U. P.), India
(Received : 20 March 2023: Accepted : 30 March 2023)
A field experiment was conducted during Zaid season of 2022 at the Crop Research Farm, Department of Agronomy, Naini Agricultural Institute, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology & Sciences, Prayagraj (U.P.) India to study the response organic and inorganic nitrogen management on growth and fodder yield of M.P Chari. The experiment was laid out in randomized
block design with ten treatments which are replicated thrice on the basis of one year experimentation. The treatments consist of FYM at 2,4,6 t/ha respectively and N at 40,60 and 80 kg/ha and a control. Results revealed that the higher plant height (216.38 cm),plant dry weight (58.85 g/plant), number of leaves/plant (15.20),crop growth rate (60.8), green fodder (61.29 t/ha) yield were significantly influenced with FYM 4 t/ha along with 80 N kg/ha. Higher gross return (INR 1,01,134/ha), net return (INR71,698/ha) and B:C ratio (2.44) were also recorded with application of FYM 4 t/ha along with 80 N kg/ha.
Key words: Sorghum, organic fertilizers, nitrogen, growth parameters, green fodder yield and economics