Submitted Date : 23-06-2016
Accepted Date : 29-05-2017
A field experiment was conducted to determine the effect of foliar application of micronutrients on growth and yield of onion( Allium cepa L.) cv. Agri found dark red during kharif season of 2014-2015 at Horticulture Research Farm, Department of Horticulture, R.A.K. College of Agriculture, Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Sehore (M.P.). The experiment was laid out in randomized completely block design with three replications. The treatments consists of foliar sprays of 4 micronutrients , viz., Zn, Mn, B and Cu alone and in combination T1–Zn (0.5%), T2 -Mn (1.0%), T3 -B (0.25%), T4 -Cu(1.0%), T5 -Zn + Mn (0.5 + 1.0%), T6 -Zn + B( 0.5 + 0.25%), T7 -Zn + Cu (0.5 + 1.0%), T8 -Zn+ Mn+ B+ Cu (0.5 + 1.0 + 0.25 + 1.0%), T9 –Control. Treatment T3 -B (0.25%) was recorded the maximum 394.86 q ha-1 bulb yield followed by T8- Zn+ Mn+ B+ Cu (0.5 + 1.0 + 0.25 + 1.0%) 333.32 q ha-1. Highest net return of Rs 3,45,355 ha-1 with benefit cost ratio 7.98 was obtained in treatment T3 -B (0.25%).