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Effect of enriched pressmud cake on growth, yield and quality of sugarcane

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The effect due to integrated use of chemical fertilizers (50%, 75% and 100% of recommended NPK) and Enriched Pressmud cake (10 t ha-1 and 15 t ha-1 ) in comparison with raw Pressmud cake (15 t ha-1 ) was studied on Sugarcane crop for three seasons from 1999–2000 to 2002–2003 at Zonal Agricultural Research station, Visweswaraiah Canal Farm, Mandya. Integrated use of Enriched Pressmud cake @ 15 t ha-1 at recommended fertilization resulted in increased cane and sugar yields to the tune of 21 per cent over chemical fertilizers alone with an additional income of Rs. 23, 181 ha-1 realized at the cost of Rs. 6000 ha-1. The findings were also indicative of saving in fertilizer NPK by 50 per cent by the addition of enriched Pressmud cake @ 101 ha-1 which was comparable with Raw Pressmud @ 15 t ha-1. Enrichment of Pressmud cake exhibited enhanced efficiency and higher returns

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Shankaraiah, C., Murthy, K.N.K. Effect of enriched pressmud cake on growth, yield and quality of sugarcane. Sugar Tech 7, 1–4 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02942519

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  • Sugarcane
  • Pressmud cake
  • growth
  • yield
  • quality