International Journal of Manures and Fertilizers

International Journal of Manures and Fertilizers Vol. 3 (7), pp. 545-553 July, 2014. © International Scholars Journals

Full Length Research Paper

Research on the effect of organic, inorganic and included use of nutrients on symbiotic parameters, yield, and quality of French-bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) vis-à-vis soil properties of an acid alfisol

Gaurav Kaushik, Jadav Vishnu and Ranjan Arslan

College of Agriculture, Faculty of Crop Physiology, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam, India. E-mail: Gaurav16@yahoo.com

Accepted 02 June, 2014

Abstract 

A field experiment was conducted on French bean with eight treatments in a randomized block design during the four years starting from 2005 to 2008 at the research farm of CSKHPKV, Palampur to assess the impact of different management practices on symbiotic parameters yield, and quality of French bean and soil properties. Organic and integrated nutrient management practices increased symbiotic parameters, green pod yield each year whereas yield decreased under chemical treatment. Both the strains of Rhizobium phaseoli found equally good under organic and integrated management practices. Soil chemical, physical and biological properties were found to be better under organic management practices than integrated nutrient management practices and chemical management practices. Soil chemical, physical and biological parameter decreased from its initial status under absolute control.

Key words: Organic, inorganic and integrated inputs, yield, Phaseolus vulgaris.