RESPONSES OF ORGANIC AND INORGANIC FERTILIZERS ON GROWTH AND YIELD OF OKRA (ABELMOSCHUS ESCULENTUS L. MOENCH CV. ARKA ANAMIKA)
Dinesh Prasad Jamkatel, Sanjay Khatri, Ashika Bista, Anup Ghimire
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An experiment was carried out to determine the effects of different fertilizers on growth yield on Okra (var. Arka Anamika) at the summer season in mid-hills Khotang districts, Nepal. The treatment was carried out in the completely randomized block design (RCBD) with 5 treatments replicated 3 times. The different parameters such as plant height, leaf number, flower number, pod number, and yield were measured and analyzed. In the case of plant height, all the fertilizers showed the same response where the same case also found in leaf number. But in the case of flower pod and yield, we found different responses. In the case of flower number maximum response is shown by vermicompost followed by poultry manure whereas minimum response was observed in the recommended dose of fertilizers followed by control condition. In the case of pod number, maximum pod number was obtained in case of vermin-compost followed by poultry manure whereas the lowest response was shown by control followed by NPK. In the case of yield, maximum yield was obtained in poultry manure(2086.6kg/ha) followed by vermicompost (1680kg/ha) whereas the lowest yield was obtained in the control condition(430kg/ha). Experiments suggest that the use of poultry manure or vermin-compost will provide more economic return.