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Legume Research, volume 36 issue 6 (december 2013) : 511-514


Shayam Das*, B.L. Pareek, Amit Kumawat1, Shish Ram Dhikwal
1College of Agriculture, Bikaner- 334 006, India
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Cite article:- Das* Shayam, Pareek B.L., Kumawat1 Amit, Dhikwal Ram Shish (2024). EFFECT OF PHOSPHORUS AND BIOFERTILIZERS ON PRODUCTIVITY OF CHICKPEA (CICER ARIETINUM L.) IN NORTH WESTERN RAJASTHAN, INDIA. Legume Research. 36(6): 511-514. doi: .
A field experiment was conducted on chickpea during Rabi, 2009-10 at Agronomy farm, College of Agriculture, Bikaner. The treatment comprised of four levels of phosphorus (0, 15, 30 and 45 kg ha-1) and four biofertilizers [Control (B0,) Rhizobium (B1), PSB (B2) and Rhizobium + PSB (B3)]. The 16 treatments combinations were laid out in randomized block design and replicated three times.Application of 30 kg P2O5 ha-1 significantly enhanced plant height, number of branches per plant, number of nodules per plant, pods per plant, seeds per pod, test weight, seed yield (1263 kg ha-1) straw yield (3336 kg ha-1), biological yield (4734 kg ha-1), harvest index, N and P content in seed and straw and uptake and total uptake of N and protein content in seed over control and 15 kg P2O5 ha-1 respectively.The combined inoculation of Rhizobium and PSB significantly enhanced growth, yield attributes, yield, nutrient content and their uptake in seed and straw of chickpea.
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