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SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION PACKAGES FOR ORGANIC TURMERIC

Somasundaram, Eagan and Shanthi, G. (2014) SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION PACKAGES FOR ORGANIC TURMERIC. In: Rahmann, G. and Aksoy, U. (Eds.) Building Organic Bridges, Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, Braunschweig, Germany, 2, Thuenen Report, no. 20, pp. 615-618.

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Summary

Turmeric (Curcuma longa L.), a perennial rhizomatous herb has been regarded as an important spice in Asian cuisine. India is called as the “Spice bowl of the world” as it produces variety of spices with quality. Though India leads in production of turmeric, but average productivity is very low due to imbalanced and suboptimal dose of chemical fertilizers, organic manure, bio – fertilizers and micronutrients (Kandiannan and Chandragiri, 2008). Since, turmeric is a nutrient responsive crop and removes large amount of nutrients from soil, sufficient quantities of nutrients have to be applied in order to obtain sustainable yield levels (Nagarajan and Pillai, 1979). Application of organic source of nutrients (Wellgro formulations) would augment nutrient uptake, yield and economics of turmeric. Therefore, the present investigation was carried out to test the effect of organic formulations on sustainable production of turmeric.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Organic Turmeric,Wellgro formulations,quality of turmeric
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Composting and manuring
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Fruit and berries
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Root crops
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2014: 18th IFOAM OWC Scientific Track: 4th ISOFAR Scientific Conference
ISBN:978-3-86576-128-6
DOI:10.3220/REP_20_1_2014
Deposited By: Eagan, Dr Somasundaram
ID Code:23214
Deposited On:16 Oct 2014 08:22
Last Modified:16 Oct 2014 08:22
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:urn:nbn:de:gbv:253-201407-dn053621-1

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