FOLIAR APPLICATION OF NITROGENOUS FERTILIZERS FOR IMPROVED PRODUCTIVITY OF CHICKPEA UNDER RAINFED CONDITIONS

Article Id: ARCC536 | Page : 231 - 234
Citation :- FOLIAR APPLICATION OF NITROGENOUS FERTILIZERS FOR IMPROVED PRODUCTIVITY OF CHICKPEA UNDER RAINFED CONDITIONS.Legume Research-An International Journal.2012.(35):231 - 234
M.S. Venkatesh, P.S. Basu and Vedram
Address : Division of Crop Production, Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Kanpur-208 024, India

Abstract

A field experiment was carried out to study the response of chickpea to foliar application of nitrogenous fertilizres under rainfed conditions. The highest pods per plant (45.3) were recorded in 2% urea spray at 75 DAS which was 23.7 and 21.3% higher than control and water spray respectively. The 100 seed weight of chickpea was significantly increased with 2% urea spray at 75 DAS (16.9) being at par with other treatments except control. The highest seed yield of 2437 kg/ha was recorded with 2% urea spray at 75 DAS followed by 2% DAP spray at 75 DAS (2389 kg/ha). Highest SPAD chlorophyll meter reading (SCMR) (69.6) was recorded in urea spray at 75 DAS followed by DAP at 75 DAS (67.5).

Keywords

Chickpea Foliar application Urea DAP Nitrogen content.

References

  1. Bahr A.A. (2007) Effect of plant density and urea foliar application on yield and yield components of chickpea (Cicer arietinum). Res. J. Agri. Biolo. Sci., 3(4):220-223.
  2. Behairy, T.G., Saad, A.O. and Kabesh, M.O. (1988) Increasing broadbean (Vicia faba L.) yield by Early and late nitrogen fertilization. Eygptian J. Agron. 13(1-2):137-145. 
  3. Davies SL, Turner NC, Palta JA, Siddique KHM and Plummer JA. (2000). Remobilization of carbon and nitrogen supports seed filling in desi and kabuli chickpea subject to water deficit. Aust. J. Agri. Res. 51:855-866.
  4. Kashiwagi, J., Krishnamurthy. L., Sube Singh and Upadhyaya, H.D. (2006) Variation of SPAD chlorophyll meter reading (SCMR) in mini-core germplasm collection of chickpea. SAT e-Journal 2(1): p 3.
  5. Palta, J.A., Nandwal, A.S., Sunita Kumari and Neil C. Turner (2005) Foliar nitrogen applications increase the seed yield and protein content in chickpea subject to terminal drought. Aust. J. Agri. Res. 56:105-112.
  6. Polacco J.C. (1977) Is nickel a universal component of plant ureases? Plant Sci. Letters 10:249-255.
  7. Siddique, KHM, Brinsmead RB, Knight R, Knights EJ, Paull JG and Rose IA. (2000). Adaptation of chickpea and fababean to Australia. In: Linking research and marketing opportunities for pulses in the 21st Century. (Ed. R. Knight) pp. 289-303. (Kluwer: Dordrecht, The Netherlands).
  8. Zeidan, M.S. (2003) Effect of sowing dates and urea foliar application on growth and seed yield of determinate faba bean (Vicea faba L.) under Egyptian conditions. Egyptian J. Agron. 24:93-102.

Global Footprints