Influence of various concentrations of BD-501 and Panchagavya on yield and quality of Garden pea
A field experiment was conducted during Rabi season of 2014-15 at the experimental farm of IRTDM Faculty Centre, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, Ranchi to find out and observe the influence of different concentrations of BD-501 and Panchagavya on yield and quality of Garden Pea cv. Arkel. The treatments combinations were: T1 = BD 501 (2%); T2 = BD 501 (5%); T3 = BD 501 (10%); T4 = Panchagavya (3%); T5 = Panchagavya (3%) + BD-501 (2%); T6 = Panchagavya (3%) + BD-501 (5%); T7 = Panchagavya (3%) + BD-501 (10%) and T8 = Control (without any organic or biodynamic input). The experiment comprises of the application of organic manure along with BD-501 and Panchagavya as per the treatments which imparted and reported beneficial and valuable effect on growth, yield and quality attributes of several crops. Almost all the growth, yield and quality parameters under studied were highly influenced by the combined effect of BD-501 and Panchagavya. In this context, T5 [Panchagavya (3%) + BD-501 (2%)] emerged as the best treatment where maximum green pod yield of 15.56 t/ha was recorded beside the good quality pods with the higher ascorbic acid (220.00 mg/100g fresh seed) and moderate seed protein content (16.25%) were also documented from the same treatment. From the finding, it may be concluded that BD-501 and Panchagavya have good effects over the growth, yield and quality attributes of garden pea and this ancient technology may be recommended even for commercial cultivation of the crop.
Key words: Garden Pea, Pisum sativum, Arkel, Panchagavya, BD-501, Yield attributes, Quality parameters.