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The experiment was conducted at the Agronomy Research Farm, The University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan during winter 2015 in a simple randomized complete block design (RCBD) having three replications. Farmyard manure (FYM) application at four levels (0, 5, 10, and 15 ton ha-1) with variety (Inoculated and non-inoculated) were included in experiment. FYM application at the rate of 15 ton ha-1 resulted in higher grain yield (2198.53 kg ha-1) as compared to control (1762.68 kg ha-1). Similarly inoculated seeds produced higher grain yield (2083.06 kg ha-1) as compared to non-inoculated seeds (1915.92 kg ha-1). The pods plant-1 and thousand grain weight were significantly affected by FYM and inoculation while grains pod-1was significantly affected by only FYM. The grains were more pod-1 in plots supplied with 15 tons FYM ha-1 while less number of grains pod-1 (1.48) resulted in control plots. Plants formed more pods (63.68) and maximum thousand grain weight (260.21 g) was calculated in plots treated with FYM at the rate of 15 ton ha-1 as compared to other levels. In the same way more pods plant-1(58.44) and thousand grain weight (241.65 g) was observed in plots with inoculated seed sown. Hence application of FYM at the rate of 15 ton ha-1 and inoculation of seeds with rhizobium strains is recommended for better yield of chick pea.
Keywords: Chick Pea; Farm Yard Manure; Rhizobium Inoculation