Influence of Nutrient Source on Yield, Quality and Economics of Seed Production in Vegetable Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata ssp. sesquipedalis)

Authors

  • Sheeba Rebecca Isaac Author
  • Babu Mathew Author

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24154/jhs.v11i1.109

Keywords:

Economics, Integrated, Nitrogen, Quality Seed, Vermicompost

Abstract

Field investigation was carried out to study the influence of different sources of nutrients on seed production in vegetable cowpea (Vigna unguiculata ssp. sesquipedalis) during 2010-11 in Randomized Block Design, with twelve combinations of nutrient sources. Results showed significant variation in seed yield potential in the crop. Highest seed yield (435.97kg ha-1) was recorded in the treatment where recommended NPK dose for the seed crop was applied along with vermicompost at 50 per cent nitrogen substitution. Yield attributes were found non-significant, but had a positive influence on seed yield. Germination percentage and 100-seed weight was significantly higher in treatments receiving a combination of vermicompost and poultry manure. Benefit:Cost analysis revealed that 50 per cent N substitution with vermicompost and 25% N with poultry manure were the most profitable in cowpea seed production.

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Published

30-06-2016

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Short Communications

How to Cite

Isaac, S. R., & Mathew, B. (2016). Influence of Nutrient Source on Yield, Quality and Economics of Seed Production in Vegetable Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata ssp. sesquipedalis). Journal of Horticultural Sciences, 11(1), 72-75. https://doi.org/10.24154/jhs.v11i1.109

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