DRY MATTER PRODUCTION, YIELD ATTRIBUTES, YIELD AND QUALITY OF CLUSTERBEAN [CYAMOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBA (L.) TAUB.] AS INFLUENCED BY NITROGEN AND ZINC APPLICATION

DOI: 10.5958/j.0976-058X.48.1.002    | Article Id: A-3958 | Page : 9-15
Citation :- DRY MATTER PRODUCTION, YIELD ATTRIBUTES, YIELD AND QUALITY OF CLUSTERBEAN [CYAMOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBA (L.) TAUB.] AS INFLUENCED BY NITROGEN AND ZINC APPLICATION.Indian Journal Of Agricultural Research.2014.(48):9-15
K. Lakshmi Prasanna1, S. Selvaraj2* and P. Maheswara Reddy selvaraj147@gmail.com
Address : Department of Agronomy, S.V. Agricultural College (ANGRAU), Tirupati – 517 502, India

Abstract

A field experiment was conducted during early kharif of 2008 on sandy clay loam soils to study the effect of nitrogen and zinc on yield and quality of guar [Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (L.) Taub.]. The experiment was laid out in a split-plot design and replicated thrice.  The treatments consisted of three nitrogen levels viz., 20, 30 and 40 Kg N ha-1 in main plots and four zinc management viz., 0.5% ZnSO4 spray at 25 days after sowing (DAS), 45 DAS, 0.5 % ZnSO4 spray at 25 and 45 DAS including soil basal application of 20 Kg ZnSO4 ha-1. Significantly highest dry matter production was registered with 40 Kg N ha-1, while it was the lowest with 20 Kg N ha-1. Yield attributes and seed and stalk yield were the highest with 30 Kg N ha-1. Among the zinc management practices 0.5 % ZnSO4 spray at 25 and 45 DAS resulted in highest seed and stalk yield. With regard to quality parameters, protein content was found to be the highest with 40 Kg N ha-1, which was however, comparable with 30 Kg N ha-1.  The highest protein content was recorded with 0.5 % ZnSO4 spray at 25 and 45 DAS while it was the lowest with 20 Kg ZnSO4 ha-1.

Keywords

Clusterbean Dry matter Nitrogen Quality Yield Zinc.

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