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Optimizing Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) Yield Through Balanced Fertilization Strategies  

Kiran Prasad Upadhayaya1 , Arati Chapai2
1 Agriculture Section, Madi Municipality, Chitwan, 44200, Nepal
2 Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur, Chitwan, 44800, Nepal
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International Journal of Horticulture, 2024, Vol. 14, No. 2   doi: 10.5376/ijh.2024.14.0007
Received: 06 Mar., 2024    Accepted: 27 Mar., 2024    Published: 12 Apr., 2024
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Upadhayaya K.P., and Chapai A., 2024, Optimizing chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) yield through balanced fertilization strategies, International Journal of Horticulture, 14(2): 53-59 (doi: 10.5376/ijh.2024.14.0007)


The study was conducted to determine fertilizer dosage that maximizes Chickpea yield, focusing on the Dhanush variety. Twelve fertilizer treatments were assessed at the research field of Agro Nine Company Pvt. Ltd., Madi, Chitwan, using a Randomized Block Design (RBD) replicated three times. Data were collected from five sample plants per plot. Results indicate that among the treatments, RDF supplemented with 25% vermicompost on a nitrogen basis yielded the highest output (2,799.73 kg/ha), followed by RDF supplemented with 25% FYM on a nitrogen basis (2,643.42 kg/ha). Treatment T4 exhibited the highest biological yield (6,537.38 kg/ha) and test weight (141.63 gm). Conversely, the control treatment displayed lower yields and poor growth and development across multiple parameters. These findings underline the need for further research to optimize fertilizer dosages for enhancing Chickpea yield, potentially benefiting farmers' economic standards.

Chickpea; Vermicompost; Integrated nutrient management; Madi; Chitwan
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