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Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, volume 50 issue 2 (april 2016) : 122-125

Yield attributes, yield and uptake of nutrients as influenced by basal and foliar application of nutrients on rice fallow blackgram

Geetha P*, A. Velayutham1
1<p>ICAR- Sugarcane Breeding,&nbsp;Institute, Coimbatore- 641 007, India.</p>
Cite article:- P* Geetha, Velayutham1 A. (2016). Yield attributes, yield and uptake of nutrients as influenced by basal and foliar application of nutrients on rice fallow blackgram . Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. 50(2): 122-125. doi: 10.18805/ijare.v0iOF.9565.

An investigation was carried out to fine tune nutrient management techniques for improving the yield of rice fallow blackgram at the Wetlands of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore in a split plot design. Three fertilizer application practices viz. recommended dose of fertilizer to preceding rice crop, recommended dose of fertilizer (last split through DAP based on N equivalent) to the preceding rice crop and basal application of fertilizer to blackgram of N and P2O5 @ 12.5:25 kg ha-1 (10 days prior to harvest of rice crop) formed the main plot treatments and foliar sprays viz., control, 1% urea, 2% DAP, 1% KCl and 2% DAP + 1% KCl twice at flowering and pod filling stages of crop growth constituted the subplot treatments.  The treatments were replicated thrice. The results revealed that basal application of N and P2O5 fertilizers @ 12.5:25 kg ha-1 (10 days prior to harvest of rice crop) to blackgram favoured the nutrient uptake. Similarly the NPK uptake  at harvest (64.64, 6.75 and 46.51 kg ha-1) and yield (1037 kg ha-1) were significantly influenced when foliar spray of 2% DAP + 1% KCl was given at flowering and pod filling stages of crop growth. Interaction between basal application of fertilizer N and P2O5 @ 12.5:25 kg ha-1 just before the harvesting of preceding rice crop along with foliar spray of 2% DAP + 1% KCl twice at flowering and pod filling stages was significant for NPK uptake, yield attributes and yield.


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