Analysis on Seasonal Influences
   

Influence of season on the performance of an Adsali and its Ratoon crop of Sugarcane receiving Vermicompost and chemical fertilizers in different combinations.


G. K. ZENDE V. G. DESAI
S. N. JOSHI and J. H. KULKARNI
S. K. RUIKAR JAGADISH PATWARDHAN


The use of vermicompost in improving the soil conditions and increasing the crop yield and crop quality is now fairly accepted as a general practice in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Gujrath States.
Adoption of vermiculture technology not only helps in improving the soil fertility on a sustainable basis, but it also helps in minimizing the use of chemical fertilizers to the extent of 25 to 50 percent and increase the crop yield by 15 to 20 percent due to increased supply of all essential elements. The trial conducted by INORA on a plant cane crop (CV, CoC-671) in 1996 at Kolhapur on a cultivators

field revealed that the application of vermicompost at 5 to 10 tonnes per hectare, increased the juice quality and the magnitude of increase was high. (Zende et. al. 1998 a; Zende et. al. 1998 b). One of the practical way to deal with the problem of Land Management for protection of soil and crop from environment pollution is to adopt organic farming and make full use of vermiculture technology. The highlights of work done by INORA was presented by Zende et al. 1988. Based on the limited data presented (Zende 1998 and 1999) it was noted adoption of vermiculture technology in Sugarcane Farming not only helps in reducing the dose of chemical fertilizers at least to the extent of 50 percent without sacrificing the cane yield, but it also helps in enhancing the quality of Juice considerably leading to very high recovery of Sugar.

 

 

 






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