ABSTRACT: The micro pot experiment was conducted to know the effect of organic and inorganic fertilizers on nutrient uptake and protein content in Barley. The highest uptake of these nutrients were computed in N80, P50, K50, S40, Zn5 kg ha-1 with FYM 5 ton ha-1 (T5) and lowest in absolute control in different cultivars of barley. The contents and uptake of all the nutrients increased with an increase in graded levels of fertilizers with integration of FYM. On an average highest protein content were recorded with combination of FYM 5 t ha-1 along with graded levels of nutrients i.e. N80, P50, K50, S40, Zn5 kg ha-1 with FYM 5 ton ha-1 (t5) were found highest 19.88% in Haritima V1 and 20.51% in Azad v2 in comparison to lowest protein contents were recorded in absolute control. Similarly, without integration of FYM highest protein content 14.77% was observed in Haritima V1 and 17.70% in Azad v2 in comparison to control (T1). The integrated use of nutrients also significantly increased protein content in grains of Barley. It can be inferred that highest nutrient uptake and protein content in barley cultivars could be achieved with integrated use of organic manure (FYM) and inorganic fertilizers N, P, K, S and Zn. The treatment N80 P50 K50 S40 Zn5 kg ha-1+FYM @ 5 t ha-1 came out to be best dose for maximum yield, nutrient uptake and protein content.
Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 01/2012; · 1.60 Impact Factor