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Abstract                 Volume:5  Issue-7  Year-2018          Original Research Articles

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Effect of Application of Vermicompost, Cowdung, Neem Cake and Biofertilizer on Growth and Yield Responses of Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.)
R. Annadurai1 and R. Nelson2*
1Department of Botany, Arignar Anna Government Arts College, Musiri – 621 211, Tamil Nadu, India 2Department of Botany, Government Arts College, Ariyalur - 621704, Tamil Nadu, India
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Pot experiments were carried out to study the comparative efficiency of individual and combined application of organic manures (vermicompost, cowdung, neem cake) and biofertilizer on growth, biochemical properties and yield of cotton, Gossypium hirsutum L.  in botanical garden, Department of Botany, Government Arts College, Musiri. Treatments were organic manures, single, combined application biofertilizer and control (without manures). The obtained results revealed that the response of cotton plant (Gossypium hirsutum L.) showed more significantly increased germination, growth and biochemical characteristics in combined inoculation of different organic manures (biofertilizer + vermicompost + cowdung + neem cake). The minimum germination, growth and biochemical characteristics were observed in the control. On the whole, combined application of organic manures increased the qualitative and quantitative properties of cotton plant significantly when compared to control.

Keywords: Biofertilizers, Biochemical properties, Gossypium hirsutum, Organic manure, Vermicompost
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Annadurai, R., Nelson, R., 2018. Effect of application of vermicompost, cowdung, neem cake and biofertilizer on growth and yield responses of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.).Int.J.Curr.Res.Biosci.Plantbiol. 5(7): 70-76. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrbp.2018.507.009
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