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Biochemical Studies on Homa Organic Farming Practices in Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. Saint)
P.W. Basarkar
2011
A field experiment laid out in Completely Randomised Block Design with 13 treatments replicated thrice was conducted during kharif 2010 to study the biochemical studies on Homa organic farming practices in cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. Saint). The conventional control (CC) and control without homa (CWH) were maintained almost 1 km away. The soil type was red black. All the seedlings were grown on raised beds, transplanted after one month and were given fresh cow dung and cow urine as basal treatment except absolute control, CC and CWC. The non-homa ash was collected after burning the agricultural waste. Agnihotra homa (AH) was performed at sun rise and sun set and Om Tryambakam homa (OTH) was performed for 3-4 h daily during experimental period. A special bio-digester called Gloria Biosol was prepared which contained AH ash. The non-homa ash, AH ash, OTH ash and Gloria Biosol were used for soil and foliar application. Soil and foliar application of Gloria Biosol was significantly superior over organic control in plant height, number of outer leaves per plant, leaf area, number of inner leaves per head and yield attributes, microbial population in soil, increase in the activities of soil dehydrogenase (15-54%) and soil phosphatase (6-18%), soil N, K, Cu and Mn and cabbage TSS (41%), ascorbic acid (11%), phenols (18%), crude protein (16%), N (16%), S (71%), K (22%), P (22%), Cu (13%), Zn (8%), Mn (9%) and Fe (4%) showed significant increase over organic control. Soil and foliar application of AH ash significantly increased soil P, Zn and Fe. Significant reduction was observed in the incidence of black rot (29-55%), black spot of leaf (39-73%), insect attack (head borer(18-69%), diamond back moth larvae (25-64%) and Spodoptera litura larvae (40-62%) per plant due to soil and foliar application of Gloria Biosol and different homa treatments.
UAS, Dharwad
Biochemical Studies on Homa Organic Farming Practices in Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. Saint)
Plant Biochemistry
Biochemical Studies on Homa Organic Farming Practices in Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. Saint)
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