Effect of organic manures on different plant varieties of chilli (Capsicum annum) under subabul (Leucaena leucocephala) based Horti silviculture system
Meena Khushboo Soreng and Neeta Shweta Kerketta
The unrepressed use of inorganic fertilizers for the growth and development of trees and crops for obtaining higher yields has deteoriated the soil quality, hence organic farming is now being promoted for increasing the sustainability of the soil and to prevent environmental deteoration. Organic farming has now become popular as it is eco-friendly and is of plant and animal origin which release vital nutrients to the plant for its development. Hence in order to check the significance and importance of organic manures for the cultivation of chillies under agroforestry model the present experiment entitled “Effect of Organic manures on different plant varieties of chilli (Capsicum annum) under Subabul (Leucaena leucocephala) based Horti silviculture system”was conducted in the experimental fields of nursery of College of Forestry SHUATS under the objective to find the effect of organic manures for the growth and development of chilli plant. The experimental trial consisted of 18 treatment combinations comprising of 3 different varieties of chilli carried out in Randomized Block Design (factorial). The chilli varieties used were Chilli kargil, Chilli G-4 and SPS-425. The treatments included F0= control, F1= 100% vermicompost, F2= 100% FYM, F3= 100% neem cake, F4= 100% poultry manure and F5= 50% vermicompost and 50% FYM, all the organic manures were given according to the recommended dose of fertilizers. The data recorded for the parameters of plant height, number of branches, number of flowers, number of fruits and fresh fruit weight (gm) at regular intervals. The overall best variety and treatment noticed was [Chilli G-4] and F4 [100% poultry manure]. Hence treatment [F4] [100% poultry manure] can be recommended to farmers for cultivation of chilli under Subabul based Horti silviculture (agroforestry) system.
Meena Khushboo Soreng and Neeta Shweta Kerketta. Effect of organic manures on different plant varieties of chilli (Capsicum annum) under subabul (Leucaena leucocephala) based Horti silviculture system. Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies. 2017; 5(5): 273-276.