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Sustainable saffron (Crocus sativus) production as influenced by FYM and potassium management under rainfed conditions of Kashmir

Author:
Kirmani, N. A., Sofi, J. A., Wani, M. A., Bhat, M. A.
Source:
Acta horticulturae 2018 no.1200 pp. 89-94
ISSN:
0567-7572
Subject:
Crocus sativus, animal manures, corms, potassium, saffron, India
Abstract:
The results revealed that, the maximum yield on dry weight basis (2.51, 2.64 and 2.78 kg ha-1) was recorded with the application of potassium at 120 kg ha-1, FYM at 60 t ha-1 and their interaction. The corresponding increases over their respective controls (2.20, 2.03 and 1.86 kg ha-1) were 14.09, 30.05 and 49.46% respectively. Their effect on corm number of different grades was also observed, the maximum corm number of 141,000, 130,000 and 556,000 ha-1 in three size grades (>15 g, 8-15 g and <8 g) was recorded with potassium application of 120 kg ha-1, the increase over their respective control (670,000, 63,000 and 329,000 ha-1 was 110, 106 and 69%, respectively. The maximum corm number (151,000, 141,000 and 614,000 ha-1) was recorded with the application of FYM at 60 t ha-1 and the corresponding increase over their controls (46,000, 43,000 and 219,000 ha-1) was recorded to be 228, 227 and 180%, respectively. Their interaction effect was also found statistically significant and the highest corm number of 216,000, 200,000 and 728,000 ha-1 was recorded with the highest application of both, and the increase over their respective controls (34,000, 31,000 and 158,000 ha-1) was 535, 545 and 360%.
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6067733