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Residual effect of Organic manure EM Bokashi applied to Proceeding Crop of Vegetable Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) on succeeding Crop of Radish (Raphanus sativus)

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Eastern University, Chenkalady, SRI LANKA
  • 2Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Eastern University, Chenkalady, SRI LANKA

Res. J. Agriculture & Forestry Sci., Volume 1, Issue (1), Pages 1-5, February,8 (2013)

Abstract

This study was conducted to assess the residual effect of different organic manure EM Bakashi on yield of radish (Raphanus sativus) on sandy regosol. Immediately after harvesting of vegetable cowpea, radish was cultivated as succeeding crop without disturbing soil. The study was done as pot experiment in a complete random design consisting five treatments. At harvest, diameter and length of tuber, fresh and dry weights of leaves and tuber and total dry matter of radish were recorded and all recorded data were subjected to statistical analysis. The present study revealed that application of EM bokashi may provide significant amount of residual nutrients for cultivation of a short durational succeeding crop and the residual benefits depend on the initial nutrient content of manure. There was significant difference (P0.05) in tuber diameter, fresh and dry weights of leaves and tuber and total dry matter content between manures. Tuber length was not significantly (P&

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