O. Sangam, T.Regmi, S.Bhandari, S.Neupane, S.Khadka, M.Basnet, S.Rijal, S.P.Singh Yadav and S.Katel
The present research aimed to investigate the impact of both organic and inorganic fertilizers on cucumber growth and yield. The experiment followed a randomized complete block design with three replications, involving seven treatment combinations: T1 (control), T2 (FYM), T3 (Vermicompost), T4 (NPK), T5 (NPK + 0.5% B), T6 (NPK + 0.5% Ca), and T7 (NPK + 0.5% Calbomin). The results revealed significant differences among the treatments. Treatment T2 (FYM) exhibited notable effects on various growth parameters, including the number of true leaves (35.91), leaf size (97.81 cm²), number of flowers (4.12), and number of fruits (4.37). On the other hand, T3 (vermicompost) significantly influenced plant height (156.9 cm), fruit size (34.902 cm²), and cucumber yield (17.53 Mt/ha). Conversely, the control group (T1) displayed the lowest response in terms of cucumber growth and yield parameters. Based on the findings, it is recommended that in inner Terai regions, such as Tulsipur, Dang in the Nepal, the application of the recommended dose of vermicompost be considered to achieve maximum yield, specifically in the range of 2-3 tons per hectare.
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