Effect of Different Organic Sources on Seed Yield of rabi Fennel (Foeniculam vulgare P. Mill.) under Organic Farming

Patel, D. M.

Department of Agronomy, C. P. College of Agriculture, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar, Banaskantha, Gujarat – 385 506, India.

Patel, J. R. *

Department of Agronomy, C. P. College of Agriculture, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar, Banaskantha, Gujarat – 385 506, India.

Patel, J. C.

Department of Agronomy, C. P. College of Agriculture, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar, Banaskantha, Gujarat – 385 506, India.

Patel I. M.

Department of Agricultural Chemistry and Soil Science, Bioscience Research Centre, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar, Banaskantha, Gujarat – 385 506, India.

Patel, B. T.

Department of Agricultural Chemistry and Soil Science, Bioscience Research Centre, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar, Banaskantha, Gujarat – 385 506, India.

Singh, N. K.

Department of Microbiology, C. P. College of Agriculture, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar, Banaskantha, Gujarat – 385 506, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The present study is titled “Effect of different organic sources on seed yield of rabi fennel (Foeniculam vulgare P. Mill.) under organic farming. It was carried out at Agronomy Instructional Farm of the Chimanbhai Patel College of Agriculture, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar, Gujarat during Rabi season of the year 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2019-20. Foeniculum vulgare, commonly known as fennel, is a widely recognized and essential medicinal and aromatic plant from the Apiaceae family. This study also examines the impact of organic sourcess in fennel cultivation, highlighting their potential to improve soil structure and microbial biomass. Organic sources, derived from both animal and plant sources, are considered eco-friendly alternatives with long term benefits. Results from the study indicate that for growing rabi fennel under organic farming application of 75% RDN (67.5 kg N/ha) either through castor cake or FYM at the time of sowing along with seed inoculation with Azotobacter and PSB @ 5 ml/kg seed for obtaining higher seed yield and net returns. These findings suggest the potential of organic manures to improve the growth and yield of fennel. In conclusion, this provides an extensive overview of fennel, addressing its botanical characteristics, chemical composition, pharmacological attributes, traditional uses, and agricultural practices. The experimental data highlights the positive impact of organic manures on fennel growth parameters, offering valuable insights for sustainable cultivation practices.

Keywords: Organic sources, castor cake, FYM, vermicompost, azotobacter, PSB and fennel


How to Cite

D. M., Patel, Patel, J. R., Patel, J. C., Patel I. M., Patel, B. T., and Singh, N. K. 2024. “Effect of Different Organic Sources on Seed Yield of Rabi Fennel (Foeniculam Vulgare P. Mill.) under Organic Farming”. International Journal of Plant & Soil Science 36 (7):826-51. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijpss/2024/v36i74796.

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