The Agriculture University, Kota (AUK) was established on 14th September, 2013 after bifurcation of the Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture & Technology (MPUAT), Udaipur and Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan Agricultural University (SKRAU), Bikaner through promulgation of Act No. 22 of 2013. The University has been created for the agricultural development in South-East and Eastern Rajasthan which is having diversified agriculture situations from rainfed to canal irrigated agriculture.
The Agriculture University has its Headquarter at Borkhera Farm, Kota & is located on Kota-Baran National highway-76. Kota district is situated in the South-Eastern part of Rajasthan and comes under Humid South-Eastern Plain Zone (agro climatic zone V). It lies between 23045’ and 26038’ North latitude and 75037’ and 77026’ East longitude. The jurisdiction of AUK is spread over in 6 districts namely Kota, Baran, Bundi, Jhalawar, Karauli and Sawai Madhopur. It accounts for 9.98 % geographical area, 12.67 % total human population, 9.4 % live stock population, 31.59 % forest area and 20.6 % net sown area of the state. Development and education of modern practices in the field of Agriculture, Horticulture & Forestry for sustainable livelihood of the rural masses is the main thrust of the service area of AUK.
(College of Horticulture and Forestry, Jhalawar, 2021-12-06) NEELKANT; Singh, Dr. Jitendra
A field experiment entitled “Effect of biofertilizers on growth and development of Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus L.) cv. Singapore Jack” was conducted during the year 2020-21, at the Instructional Farm, Department of Fruit Science, College of Horticulture and Forestry, Jhalawar. The experiment consisted of 7 treatments laid out in Randomized Block Design with three replications.
Among different microbial consortia treatments, application of T6 (Azospirillum, PSB, KSB) (75g each) to individual plant was found significantly superior over other treatments with respect to growth and development parameters such as per cent increase in rootstock girth (8.05%), scion girth (15.00%), plant height (69.00%), number of nodes/plant (70.00%), number of leaves/plant (178.10%), leaf length (15.57%), leaf width (7.87%), leaf area (22.92%), petiole length (14.85%), length of internodes (13.85%), and chlorophyll content in leaf (41.25mg/100g).
The T6 treatment was found better in improving the soil parameters including organic carbon percentage, available N, P and K content of soil and was found significantly superior over other treatments. Like-wise, soil pH and electrical conductivity also had significant moderation under this treatment.
From the experiment it may be summarized that T6 (Azospirillum 75g + PSB 75g + KSB 75g) proved superiority over all individual as well as treatments in combination in improving growth and development parameters of jackfruit plant and also in improving soil parameters. However, it requires further study for confirmation of results.