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Effect of different levels of sulphur and boron on growth and nodulationof garden pea (Pisum sativum L.)

F.A. Parry*1, M.A.Chattoo2, M.Magray1, S.A.Ganie, Z. M .Dar 2 and A.Masood2
Division of Vegetable Science, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology-Kashmir,Shalimar, Srinagar -191 121, India.

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A field experimental was conducted at Division of Vegetable Science, SKUAST-Kashmir, Shalimar during rabi 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 in randomized complete block design with sixteen treatment combinations consisting four levels of sulphur (0, 15, 30 and 45 kg S ha-1) and boron (0, 1, 2 and 3 kg B ha-1) replicated three times. Application of 30 kg S ha-1 showed marked improvement in growth and nodulation parameters in pea. Increasing dose of boron in the absence of sulphur up to 3kg ha-1 resulted marked improvement in growth and nodulation in garden pea. Higher values of plant height, number of branches plant-1, fresh weight plant-1 , dry weight plant-1, number of nodules plant-1, fresh weight of nodules plant-1ha- and dry weight of nodules plant -1 were noticed with combined application of 30 kg S + 2 kg B ha-1.
Pisum sativum, Growth, Sulphur, Nodule, Boron.
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