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Soil Properties and Yield of Safflower as Influenced by different Fertilizers

Author Affiliations

  • 1BAIF, Central Research Station, Urulikanchan, Pune, 412202, India
  • 2BAIF, Central Research Station, Urulikanchan, Pune, 412202, India
  • 3BAIF, Central Research Station, Urulikanchan, Pune, 412202, India
  • 4BAIF, Central Research Station, Urulikanchan, Pune, 412202, India

Res. J. Agriculture & Forestry Sci., Volume 4, Issue (2), Pages 13-16, February,8 (2016)


The experiment was conducted at college of Agriculture, Nagpur, PDKV Akola research farm conducted in randomized block design (RBD) having three replication and eight treatment combinations of FYM in kharif season using soybean as test crop while biofertilizers and inorganic fertilizer at the time of sowing in rabi season for safflower crop var. AKS/S-41. Highest organic carbon (6.5 gm kg-1), available NPK (112.02, 16.99 and 173.88 kg ha-1 respectively) and available Fe, Mn, Zn and Cu (7.26, 15.72 1.12 and 1.80 mg kg-1 respectively) were recorded in the treatment of 100 % RDF + Azospirillum + PSB. It was concluded that application of 100% RDF + Azospirillum + PSB improved the yield and significantly increased the uptake of NPK by safflower.


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