Effect of Zinc and Panchagavya on Growth and Yield of Pearl Millet (Pennisetum glaucum L.)

Jitendra Jitarwal *

Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj – 211007, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Biswarup Mehera

Department of Agronomy, Naini Agricultural institute, SHUATS, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Prateek Kumar

Department of Agronomy, Naini Agricultural institute, SHUATS, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Gograj Mahala

Department of Agronomy, Naini Agricultural institute, SHUATS, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Rishi Kumar Mund

Department of Agronomy, Naini Agricultural institute, SHUATS, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

A field experiment was conducted during Kharif 2023 at Crop Research Farm, Department of Agronomy, SHUATS, Prayagraj (U.P) on the topic “Effect of Zinc and Panchagavya on Growth and Yield of Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum L.)”, to study treatments consisting of three levels of Zinc viz. 10, 15 and 20 kg/ha and three levels of Panchagavya viz. 3, 4 and 5%. The soil of experimental plot was sandy loam in texture, nearly neutral in soil reaction (pH 7.6), low in organic carbon (0.25 %), available N (183.8 kg/ha), available P (11.50 kg/ha) and available K (87 kg/ha). There were 10 treatments each being replicated thrice and laid out in Randomized Block Design. The results revealed that treatment 9 (ZnSO4 20 kg/ha + Panchagavya- 5%) recorded significantly higher plant height (158.97 cm), plant dry weight (65.16 g) and length of ear (32.18 cm), No. of grains/ear (1824.66), test weight (8.02 g), grain yield (2.12 t/ha), stover yield (7.33 t/ha), gross return (INR 66509.00), net return (INR 46709.90) and B:C ratio (2.36) compared to other treatments.

Keywords: Zinc, economics, growth, panchagavya, yield, pearl millet


How to Cite

Jitarwal, J., Mehera, B., Kumar, P., Mahala, G., & Mund, R. K. (2024). Effect of Zinc and Panchagavya on Growth and Yield of Pearl Millet (Pennisetum glaucum L.). International Journal of Plant & Soil Science, 36(6), 444–449. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijpss/2024/v36i64646

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