The study was carried out at the vegetable farm, Department of Vegetable Science, College of Horticulture and Forestry, Jhalrapatan City, Jhalawar during zaid season from March, 2022 to June, 2022 to investigate the “Effect of vermicompost and liquid bioenhancers on growth, yield and quality of okra (Abelmoschus esculantus L.)”. The experiment consisted of three level of vermicompost (0, 2.5 and 5 t/ha) and liquid bioenhancers (Panchagavya and Jeevamrut @ 0, 3, 6% including control) with total of 15 treatments. The experiment was laid out in a Factorial Randomized Block Design (FRBD) with three replications. Data were collected on different growth, yield and quality contributing characters of okra.
The individual application of V2 (vermicompost @ 5 t/ha) significantly increased the plant height (51.88 cm and 67.59 cm), number of nodes (15.63 and 17.99), number of flower per plant (18.07 and 25.48) at 60 and 90 DAS, respectively, number of fruit per plant (20.12) and crude protein (2.27%), respectively, as compared to control.
With the foliar application of B2 (Panchagavya 6%) significant increase in plant height (50.03 cm and 61.80 cm), number of nodes (13.85 and 15.58), number of flower per plant (17.38 and 24.91) at 60 and 90 DAS, respectively, number of fruit per plant (18.86) and crude protein (2.02%), as compared to control.
The combined application of V2B2 (VC @ 5 t/ha + Panchagavya 6%) recorded the maximum growth parameters i.e., plant height (52.92 cm and 70.08 cm), number of nodes (17.64 and 19.30), number of flower per plant (18.37 and 25.67) at 60 and 90 DAS, respectively, number of fruit per plant (20.50) and crude protein content (2.57%), as compared to control (V0B0).