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Rajeev Kumar Adyant Kumar Soumyabrata Chakraborty P.W. Basarkar

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A field experiment was conducted during kharif season of 2012 to study the biochemical efficacy of Homa organic farming practices in okra (Abelomoschus esculentus var. Arka Anamika) and laid out in randomized block design with 18 treatments replicated thrice. The treatments consist of control treatments i.e. conventional control and homa control; homa treatments (Agnihotra and Om Tryambakam homa) and non-homa treatments; and liquid organic manures viz, Panchagavya, Jeevamruta and Gloria Biosol for soil and foliar application. Among the control treatments, organic control recorded highest growth, yield and quality parameters than other controls. Soil and foliar application of Gloria Biosol was significantly superior over all the treatments in terms of growth, yield and quality attributes and recorded 20.28% more plant height and 21.41% more yield than organic control treatments. Ascorbic acid and free total phenol content of okra fruits in homa treatments were also significantly superior over all the treat-ments and recorded 15.45% and 5.33% more over organic control, respectively. Thus, it may be recommended that soil and foliar application of Gloria Biosol, among all the Homa organic treatments, will give the better crop produc-tivity and its produce quality.

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Keywords

Agnihotra homa, Gloria Biosol, Jeevamruta, Okra, Om Tryambakam homa, Panchagavya

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Kumar, R., Kumar, A., Chakraborty, S., & Basarkar, P. (2017). Effect of Homa organic farming on growth, yield and quality parameters of Okra. Journal of Applied and Natural Science, 9(4), 2205–2210. https://doi.org/10.31018/jans.v9i4.1511
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