Banda University of Agriculture and Technology, Banda has been established as a full-fledged State University, having unique honour of being the “First Agricultural University of Bundelkhand Region”. The University was notified vide Government Order No. 301/79-V-1-10-1 (Ka) 27-2009 Lucknow and established on 2nd March 2010 under Uttar Pradesh Agriculture University Act (Sanshodhan) 1958 Gazette-Adhiniyam 2010. Initially it was named as “Manyawar Shri Kanshiram Ji University of Agriculture and Technology, Banda”, which was changed as “Banda University of Agriculture and Technology, Banda” vide Uttar Pradesh Agriculture University Act (Sanshodhan) Adhiniyam, 2014, No. 1528(2)/LXXIX-V-1-14-1(Ka)-13-2014 dated 4th December 2014.
The University has been established for the development of the agriculture and allied sectors in the Uttar Pradesh on the whole and Bundelkhand region in particular. It is committed to serve the Bundelkhand region with trinity concept, i.e. complete integration of teaching, research and extension for the development of agriculture and allied sectors in order to ensure food security and enhance socio-economic status of inhabitants. State Government of Uttar Pradesh has assigned the University with the responsibilities of (a) human resource generation and development, (b) generation and perfection of technologies, and (c) their dissemination to the farmers, orchardists and dairy farmers in the Chitrakoot Dham and Jhansi divisions. The Chirtrkoot Dham Division consists of four districts, namely Banda, Chitrakoot (Karvi), Mahoba and Hamirpur whereas Jhansi Division consists of Jhansi, Lalitpur and Jalaun (Orai) districts.
(Banda University of Agriculture and Technology, Banda – 210001, Uttar Pradesh, India, 2022-02-02) KUMAR, PRADIP; Soni, Shweta
The present investigation entitled “Studies on Growth, Yield and Quality of Radish (Raphanus sativus L.) as influenced by different doses of NPK” was conducted at Vegetable Research Farm at College of Horticulture, Banda University of Agriculture and Technology, Banda, Uttar-Pradesh during Rabi season of 2021. The experiment was laid out in Randomized Block Design with three replications. The 10 treatments involved in the study are T1 50:100:50 NPK/ha (control), T2 100:100:50 NPK/ha, T3 150:100:50 NPK/ha, T4 200:100:50 NPK/ha, T5 50:150:50 NPK/ha, T6 50:200:50 NPK/ha, T7 50:250:50 NPK/ha, T8 50:100:100 NPK/ha, T9 50:100:150 NPK/ha and T10 50:100:150 NPK/ha and they were applied to study the effect of NPK on growth, yield, quality and economics of Radish.
In the present study, it was observed that the application of 200:100:50 NPK/ha significantly increased all growth, yield and quality parameters [i.e. plant height (cm), number of leaves plant-1 leaf length (cm), leaf width (cm), length and diameter of root (cm), weight of root and leaves (g), root: shoot ratio, root yield per plot (kg), total yield (q/ha) and TSS (0Brix)] followed by 150:100:50 NPK/ha and 50:250:50 NPK/ha. Therefore among all the combinations of NPK applied 200:100:50 NPK/ha was found significantly most effective in increasing the yield and yield attributing traits.
On the basis of results obtained in the present investigation, it can be concluded that, enhanced application of NPK over recommended dose of fertilizer (Control), can positively improve the growth, quality and yield contributing traits of radish.
Hence, application of 200:100:50 NPK/ha may be suggested in radish plant in order to get higher yield of good quality roots as well as the maximum net return per hectare and B : C ratio under Bundelkhand condition.