e-infrastructure Roadmap for Open Science in Agriculture

A bibliometric study

The e-ROSA project seeks to build a shared vision of a future sustainable e-infrastructure for research and education in agriculture in order to promote Open Science in this field and as such contribute to addressing related societal challenges. In order to achieve this goal, e-ROSA’s first objective is to bring together the relevant scientific communities and stakeholders and engage them in the process of coelaboration of an ambitious, practical roadmap that provides the basis for the design and implementation of such an e-infrastructure in the years to come.

This website highlights the results of a bibliometric analysis conducted at a global scale in order to identify key scientists and associated research performing organisations (e.g. public research institutes, universities, Research & Development departments of private companies) that work in the field of agricultural data sources and services. If you have any comment or feedback on the bibliometric study, please use the online form.

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Vermicompost and Fertilizer Application: Effect on Productivity and Profitability of Baby Corn (Zea Mays L.) and Soil Health


Earthworm digested wastes (vermicompost) are being produced in increasing quantities to make farming sustainable. A study was carried out for two consecutive years (2007-09) at the Agricultural Experimental Farm of Indian Statistical Institute, Giridih, India on sandy loam soil in factorial randomized block design with three replications. Baby corn (cv. Early Composite) was grown without vermicompost (V-0) or with vermicompost (V-1: @ 10 Mg ha(-1)) in combination with three recommended doses of fertilizers [F-1: 50%, F-2: 100% (N:P2O5:K2O = 150:60:60kg ha(-1)) and F-3: 150% RDF] besides an absolute control (F-0: no-NPK) to assess their effect on baby corn productivity and soil health. Vermicompost applied plots recorded considerably higher cob (0.717 Mg ha(-1)) and green fodder (17.58 Mg ha(-1)) yield. Among the fertilizers, baby corn grown with F-3 yielded maximum cob (0.759 Mg ha(-1)) and green fodder (18.46 Mg ha(-1)). Vermicompost application built-up soil nutrient like nitrogen (145kg ha(-1)), phosphorus (16kg ha(-1)), potassium (190kg ha(-1)), organic carbon (0.78%), and enhanced cation exchange capacity (12.19 Cmol(+) kg(-1)), microbial [basal soil respiration, microbial biomass carbon, microbial quotient, and metabolic quotient] and enzyme activities (urease and acid phosphatase). However, microbial and enzyme activities were minimum with F-3. Vermicompost and F-2 treatments were most remunerative. Use of vermicompost not only reduces the requirement of chemical fertilizers but also supplements important all essential nutrients to increase crop yield besides improving the soil properties and processes.

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  • ISI_Indian_Stat_Inst (IN)
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  • rdf
Agriculture keywords
  • agriculture
  • farming
  • farm
Data topic
  • information systems
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