P Tamang* and RK Shrestha
Department of Soil Science, Agri-engineering and Environmental Science, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Lamjung Campus, Nepal
*Corresponding Author: P Tamang, Department of Soil Science, Agri-engineering and Environmental Science, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Lamjung Campus, Nepal.
Received: July 18, 2018; Published: August 14, 2018
Citation: P Tamang and RK Shrestha. “Effect of Phosphorus Application on Performance of Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis) Varieties ". Acta Scientific Agriculture 2.9 (2018).
Phosphorus (P) is an essential nutrient for the growth and production of cauliflower. Inadequate application of P in soil have led to severe P deficiency in our country. Low soil pH reduces the availability and uptake of P to plants. Increased soil application of P can be an effective way to increase the curd yield in cauliflower. A field experiment was undertaken at Sundarbazar municipality during September, 2017 to January, 2018 to evaluate the effect of four levels of soil application of P (0 kg ha-1, 100 kg ha-1, 120 kg ha-1 and 140 kg ha-1) on four cauliflower varieties (Kathmandu Local, Jyapu Local, Snow Mystique and Snow Grace). The treatment combinations were repeated 3 times and were arranged in Random Complete Block design. The effects were observed over average number of leaves, days to curd initiation, curd weight, root length and yield. The findings of this study showed that the soil application of P showed significant effect on curd weight, root length and yield. At 140 kg ha-1, Snow Grace expressed highest average curd weight (1.1060 kg plant-1) and highest yield (22.1 t ha-1) as compared to other levels of P
Keywords: Curd Weight; Phosphorus; Root Length; Yield
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