Effect of Cattle Urine and Humic Acid on Growth of Nutmeg Grafts

Prashant P. Debaje *

College of Horticulture (ICAR-AICRP on Palms) Mulde, Sindhudurg-416520, Maharashtra, India.

M. S. Gawankar

AICRP, Mango Vengurle, India.

H.P. Nike

PVPFRA, Nutmeg COH, Mulde, India.

P. C. Haldavanakar

College of Horticulture, Mulde, India.

R. G. Khandakar

RFRS, Vengurle, India.

P. M. Haldankar

Department of Horticulture, Dr. BSKKV, Dapoli, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The experiment was conducted at AICRP Oil Palm, College of Horticulture, Mulde, Sindhudurg under Dr. B. S. K. K. V. Dapoli, during the year 2020-2023 to assess the Effect of Cattle urine and humic acid spray sprays on growth of nutmeg grafts. The experiment was laid out in Randomized Block Design with three  replications with eight different treatments of foliar application, cattle urine spray at (15% ,25%), and Humic acid spray at (0.4) and drenching, cattle urine drench at (15%, 25%), Humic acid drench at (0.2, 0.6), and Control (No spray), are applied on nutmeg grafts after 45 days of grafting up to 135 days and different growth parameter observation were recorded up to highest survival and saleable percentages. The best results was obtained from treatment T-7 (0.4% Humic acid spray) record significantly highest survival (95%), saleable percent (97.67%) along with highest height (15.85cm), girth (24.21mm), number of leaves (24.21), leaf length (15.85cm), leaf area (44.35cm2) and tap root in T-7  length (20.60cm).The highest cost benefit ratio were recorded significantly highest in T-7 hence for the excellent growth of nutmeg grafts in Konkan region  of Maharashtra  0.4% humic acid spray is recommended.

Keywords: Nutmeg grafts, foliar spray, drenching, humic acid


How to Cite

Debaje, Prashant P., M. S. Gawankar, H.P. Nike, P. C. Haldavanakar, R. G. Khandakar, and P. M. Haldankar. 2024. “Effect of Cattle Urine and Humic Acid on Growth of Nutmeg Grafts”. Asian Journal of Agricultural and Horticultural Research 11 (2):22-31. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajahr/2024/v11i2310.

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