International Journal of Horticulture and Food Science
2019, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Part A
Nutrient management in Indian spinach (Beta vulgaris var. bengalensis)
DH Paithankar and AM Gore
Integrated use of nutrition plays vital role for yield and quality as well as judicious use of chemical fertilizers, which is more important for soil health. The role of organic nutrition sources in the form of organic manures and biofertilizers is much imperative in leafy vegetable production, since leaves are ultimate produce used for human consumption. In view of that an experiment on integrated nutrient management in spinach using various organic sources, biofertilizers in combination with chemical fertilizers was conducted at Department of Horticulture, Dr. PDKV, Akola during year 2012-13. The results indicated application of 75% RDF through fertilizers + vermicompost 0.825 t per ha + Azotobacter 5 kg per ha + PSB 5 kg per ha was most beneficial in order to obtain higher yield of better quality in Indian spinach.