Effect of different nitrogen levels on yield and yield attributes of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L.)

Saraswata Pokhrel 1 , Biplab Neupane 2 , Sujan Chapagain 3

1   Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Lamjung, NEPAL
2   Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Lamjung, NEPAL
3   Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Lamjung, NEPAL

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doi https://doi.org/10.26832/24566632.2024.0901021



Farmers in Lamjung have been unable to maximize okra performance and yield due to being unaware of the ideal fertilizer dosage. A field experiment was carried out at Sundarbazar-7, Lamjung during the period from March to June 2023 to understand the optimal N level to enhance the growth and yield of okra. A Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) was used to set up the experiment with the seven treatments viz. control, 40, 55, 70, 85, 100, and 115 kg N ha-1 each had three replications. A hybrid variety Arka Anamika mostly used by farmers in Lamjung was used. Recorded data on yield and yield contributing parameters were subjected to statistical analysis and results revealed a significant effect of the treatments on the yield and yield attributes of okra. Plants treated with T6(100 kg N ha-1) had the highest number of fruits per plant (13.10), fruit length (15.84cm), weight of a single pod (15.84 g), and total fruit yield of 14.74 t ha-1. The lowest number of fruits per plant (7.93), fruit length (9.29 cm), single fruit weight (9.29 g), and yield (8.12 t ha-1) were recorded from the control treatment T1 (0 kg N ha-1). Meanwhile, the impact of treatment T6 (100 kg N ha-1) was found to be effective compared to other treatments under study. Based on these findings, the experiment suggests okra farmers to use 100 kg N ha-1 to maximize okra performance and yield considering the soil health.


Arka Anamika, Nitrogen, Okra, Pod, Yield


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Pokhrel, S. ., Neupane, B., & Chapagain, S. (2024). Effect of different nitrogen levels on yield and yield attributes of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L.). Archives of Agriculture and Environmental Science, 9(1), 151-155. https://doi.org/10.26832/24566632.2024.0901021



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