Impact of Trichoderma-enriched Biofertilizer on the Growth and Yield of Mustard (Brassica rapa L.) and Tomato (Solanum lycopersicon Mill.)

Authors

  • Md Manjurul Haque Department of Bioenvironmental Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Gazipur-1706
  • GNM Ilias Natore Development Society (NDS), Natore and M/S RASH Agro Enterprise, Natore-6400
  • AH Molla Department of Bioenvironmental Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Gazipur-1706

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/agric.v10i2.13148

Keywords:

Trichoderma, biofertilizer, crop growth, yield, biomass, tomato, mustard

Abstract

Biofertilizer plays a significant role in crop cultivation with reduced the chemical fertilizer use. Three Trichoderma-enriched biofertilizers were evaluated in mustard and tomato cultivation at field condition. Sole application of biofertilizers didnt show remarkable contribution but all Trichodermaenriched biofertilizers when supplemented with N fertilizer significantly boosted up the growth and yield of mustard and tomato. Application of 50% N fertilizer along with 50% Trichoderma-enriched biofertilizers augmented 108 and 203% yields over control both in mustard and tomato, respectively which were 81.90 and 61.82% in mustard and tomato at standard doses of Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium fertilizers. The present results suggest that Trichoderma-enriched biofertilizer could save at least 50% N fertilizer uses for mustard and tomato and could reduce excessive uses of NPK for crop cultivation.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/agric.v10i2.13148

The Agriculturists 2012; 10(2) 109-119

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2012-12-26

How to Cite

Haque, M. M., Ilias, G., & Molla, A. (2012). Impact of Trichoderma-enriched Biofertilizer on the Growth and Yield of Mustard (Brassica rapa L.) and Tomato (Solanum lycopersicon Mill.). The Agriculturists, 10(2), 109–119. https://doi.org/10.3329/agric.v10i2.13148

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