Effect of organic manures with recommended dose of NPK on the performance of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.).
Abstract: Recently, the interest in organic farming is increasing among the researchers and farmers due to the advent of high yielding cultivars and escalating fertilizer prices. Application of different organic manures in combination with inorganic fertilizer to wheat crop might give a substitute under field condition. A field experiment was conducted for two consecutive years (2007-09) with the objective to find out the best combination and type of organic and inorganic fertilizers for wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) production. The experiment was laid out in randomized complete block design (RCBD) with three replications. The treatments were: control (T1, no manure), departmental recommendation 128+114+62 NPK Kg ha -1 (T2), farmyard manure @ 10 tons ha -1 at time of seed bed preparation (T3), poultry manure @ 6 tons ha -1 + 128-114-62 Kg ha -1 NPK (T4). At maturity, plant height (cm), spike length (cm), number of spikelets per spike and grain yield from 1m 2 area of randomly selected plants were recorded. Results led to the conclusion that T4 gave the best result with combination of 6 t/ha poultry manure + 128-114-62 kg ha NPK.
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...These results are supported by the findings of Abbas et al. (2012) who reported that the use of organic manures in combination with mineral fertilizers maximized the plant growth (Table 1)....
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... Reported that application of NPK with poultry manure significantly increased wheat productivity....
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...Organic farming is a production system which provides almost all essential nutrients to crops and improves both the physical and chemical properties of soil  and decreased pollution ....
...Organic fertilizers, like farmyard manure (FYM), sheep manure, and poultry manure may be utilized for crop production as a substitute of chemical fertilizers because the importance of organic manures cannot be ignored ....
...Therefore, recent interest in manuring has re-emerged because of high prices of inorganic fertilizers and the importance of green, farmyard and other types of organic manures that provide long term soil productivity, besides meeting nutrient requirements becomes obvious ....
...It has been reported that the role of organic manures in improving crop yield is attributed to the supply of all essential nutrients due to their continuous mineralization ....
...The application of organic manures in wheat cropland is an alternative method to reduce environmental pollution threats  and also used to achieve an integrated farming system ....
...(Steel et al., 1997)....
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