EFFECT OF TILLAGE AND NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT ON RAIN FED GROUNDNUT PRODUCTION AND SOIL PROPERTIES IN ALFISOLS

Article Id: ARCC2448 | Page : 192 - 195
Citation :- EFFECT OF TILLAGE AND NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT ON RAIN FED GROUNDNUT PRODUCTION AND SOIL PROPERTIES IN ALFISOLS.Legume Research-An International Journal.2008.(31):192 - 195
M. Vijay Sankar Babu, D. Balaguravaiah, G. Adinarayana, S. Prathap and T. Yellamanda Reddy
Address : Agricultural Research Station, Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University, Anantapur- 515 001, India

Abstract

An experiment conducted for five years i.e., from Kharif 2000 to Kharif 2004 to study the
impact of tillage practice on soil health and crop production. The results revealed that, type of
tillage practice has no effect on yield and yield attributes of groundnut but nutrient source was
found significant on pod yield for three years out of five years. Organic carbon built up and increase in available potassium in the soil was observed when 100% recommended dose of nutrients were applied through organic source. Increase in soil available phosphorus (142 kg/ha) noticed from the initial level (46.9 kg/ha) with recommended dose of nutrients applied through inorganics. Soil bulk density was influenced neither by tillage practice nor nutrient source.

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