RESPONSE OF HORSEGRAM {MACROTYLOMA UNIFLORUM (lAM.) VERDC.} TO NUTRIENTS UNDER CONTINGENT .SITUATIONS IN SCARCE RAINFALL ZONE

Article Id: ARCC4738 | Page : 157 - 161
Citation :- RESPONSE OF HORSEGRAM {MACROTYLOMA UNIFLORUM (lAM.) VERDC.} TO NUTRIENTS UNDER CONTINGENT .SITUATIONS IN SCARCE RAINFALL ZONE.Agricultural Science Digest.2004.(24):157 - 161
P. Umamaheswari, S.K.Krishna Murthy and T. Yellamanda Reddy
Address : Agricultural Research Station, Anantapur - 515 001,lndia

Abstract

A field experiment was conducted during late kharif season of 1999 and 2000 in alfisols of Anantapur with the object of studying the response of horsegram to nutrients and to reconimend optimum fertilizer dose of horsegram for higher biomass production under contingent situation. Drymatter production was significantly influenced by nutrients upto 40 days after sowing during 1999 and only upto 60 DAS in 2000. At harvest difference were not significant in drymatter production among the treatments during both the years. The highest dryinatter partitioning of 36% was recorded in basa1 dressing of potassium @20 kg/ha and basal + top dressing of potassium @40 kg ha−1 (20 + 20) which were significantly superior to other treatments during 2000. The results indicated that almost all the treatments could not influence the seed yield significantly. However, basal dressing of potassium @20 kg/ha (or) basa1 + top dressing of nitrogen@ 40 kg/ha resulted in higher seed yields.

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