In view of the economic importance of organic farming, the present study was taken up to evaluate the economics of using concentrated organic manures for cultivation of green chillies. The experiment consisted of seven treatments, comprising of organic treatment, inorganic treatment, and combination of both organic and inorganic treatment and an absolute control with three replications. Combined application of both organic and inorganic manures through 75 per cent jatropha oil cake, 25 per cent RDF and three per cent foliar spray of panchagavya recorded highest value of net return and Benefit Cost Ratio (BCR).
Oil cakes, organic manure, green chillies, economics
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