Field Bio-Efficacy and Phyto-Toxicity of Vitormone (Azotobacter chroococcum L.) on Growth and Yield Contributing Characters in Chilli (Capsicum annum L.)

  • Sandeepa Kanitkar
  • V. M. Raut
  • R. K. Yadav
  • Medha Kulkarni
  • Meghraj Kadam Kan Biosys, Pune
Keywords: Chilli, Capsicum annum, Vitormone, Azotobacter chroocaccum, Bio-fertilizer, Phytotoxicvity, Chilli yield


Chilli (Capsicumm annum L.) is one of the important spice and vegetable crop grown in India and World. Hence, the present trial was conducted during 2014-15 at Zonal Agricultural Research Station, Jhabua (RVSKVV – Gwalior) – 457661 Madhya Pradesh, with a view to assess the bio-efficacy of Vitormone (Azotobactor chroococcum) on chilli hybrid. Vitormone study was undertaken at 0.5, 1.0 and 2.0 ml/L along with 100% NPK (RDF) and 75% N and 100% PK at KVK Jhabua.  Results obtained revealed that spraying of Vitormone @ 2.0 ml/L along with  recommended dose of fertilizer (RDF) at 35, 55 and 75 days after transplanting significantly increase in plant height (19.77%), number of branches/plant (80.0%), fruit length (81.52%), number of fruits/plant (51.12%) and yield by 43.24% over control and by 4.44% more over RDF. Likewise, spraying of Vitormone @ 2.0 ml/L did not show any phytotoxic effect on chilli crop. 


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Sandeepa Kanitkar, V. M. Raut, R. K. Yadav, Medha Kulkarni, & Meghraj Kadam. (2020). Field Bio-Efficacy and Phyto-Toxicity of Vitormone (Azotobacter chroococcum L.) on Growth and Yield Contributing Characters in Chilli (Capsicum annum L.). International Journal for Research in Applied Sciences and Biotechnology, 7(5), 315-322.

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