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Effect of Organic, Inorganic Fertilizers and Plant Spacing on the Growth and Yield of Cabbage

Department of Horticulture, Bangladesh Agriculture University (BAU), Mymensingh 2202, Bangladesh
Department of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN 37209, USA
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Academic Editor: Guodong Liu
Agriculture 2017, 7(4), 31;
Received: 28 December 2016 / Revised: 21 March 2017 / Accepted: 23 March 2017 / Published: 29 March 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Enhancing Fertilizer-Use Efficiency in Organic Cropping Systems)
The impact of chemical farming and the negative consequences on the environment and human health in Bangladesh are on the rise. Organic farming is gaining attention and increasing globally because it is eco-friendly, safe and has benefits for human health. A field study was conducted at the horticulture farm of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Mymensingh, to evaluate the growth and yield performance of cabbage cv. Atlas—70 using organic and inorganic fertilizers in various plant spacing arrangements. Two factor experiments were conducted on plant spacings of 60 cm × 40 cm (S1), 60 cm × 50 cm (S2) and 60 cm × 60 cm (S3) and fertilizers vermicompost (T1), biogen (T2), integrated plant nutrient system (IPNS) Organic (⅔) + inorganic (⅓) (T3) and inorganic (T4). IPNS (T3) application increased the marketable yield (54.77 t·ha−1) of cabbage. The highest marketable yield (48.75 t·ha−1) was obtained with a plant spacing of 60 cm × 40 cm (S1). No significant variation was found in plant spacings S1 and S2. The treatment combination of S2T3 recorded the highest plant height (37.81 cm), plant spread (47.75 cm), cabbage head (21.80 cm), stem length (12.31 cm), thickness of the cabbage head (12.53 cm) and marketable yield (65.0 t·ha−1). The results suggest that IPNS (T3) combining organic and inorganic fertilizer applications with a 60 cm × 50 cm spacing (S2T3) increases the yield performance of cabbage. View Full-Text
Keywords: biogen; cabbage; growth; plant density; vermicompost; yield biogen; cabbage; growth; plant density; vermicompost; yield
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Islam, M.A.; Ferdous, G.; Akter, A.; Hossain, M.M.; Nandwani, D. Effect of Organic, Inorganic Fertilizers and Plant Spacing on the Growth and Yield of Cabbage. Agriculture 2017, 7, 31.

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