EFFECT OF COBALT AND POTASSIUM APPLICATION ON GROWTH, YIELD AND NUTRIENT UPTAKE IN LENTIL ( LENS CULINARIS. L.)

Article Id: ARCC239 | Page : 259-262
Citation :- EFFECT OF COBALT AND POTASSIUM APPLICATION ON GROWTH, YIELD AND NUTRIENT UPTAKE IN LENTIL ( LENS CULINARIS. L.).Legume Research-An International Journal.2013.(36):259-262
Neha Sahay, S.P. Singh* and V. K. Sharma1 vksharma.iari@gmail.com
Address : Department of Agricultural Chemistry and Soil Science, Raja Balwant Singh College Bichpuri, Agra -283 105, India

Abstract

A field experiment was conducted during rabi seasons of 2008-2009 and 2009-10 to study the effect of potassium and cobalt application on growth, yield and nutrient uptake in lentil. The results revealed that the plant height, branches/plant, dry matter accumulation, pods per plant, test weight, grain and straw yield of lentil and protein content increased significantly up to 90 kg K2O ha-1. However, yields attributes and yield at 60 and 90 kg K2O ha-1 were statistically on par. On the other hand, growth and yield attributes and yield (grain and straw) increased up to 4 kg Co ha-1 and thereafter, declined at 8 kg Co ha-1. The protein content in lentil grain improved appreciably when crop was fertilized with 90 kg K2O and 8 kg Co ha-1 over respective controls. The uptake of K and Co in lentil grain and straw increased significantly with increasing levels of K and Co. The uptake of N and P by lentil grain and straw increased with graded levels of cobalt up to 4 kg ha-1. On the other hand, there was a gradual decrease in S uptake with cobalt levels. Potassium application tended to increase the uptake of N, P and S by the crop significantly over control.

Keywords

Cobalt Growth Lentil Nutrient Potassium Uptake Yield.

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