SODICITY TOLERANCE OF FENUGREEK (TRIGONELLA FOENUM GRAECUM L.) AS INFLUENCED BY APPLICATION OF ZINC AND VERMICOMPOST

Article Id: LR-3024 | Page : 312-317
Citation :- SODICITY TOLERANCE OF FENUGREEK (TRIGONELLA FOENUM GRAECUM L.) AS INFLUENCED BY APPLICATION OF ZINC AND VERMICOMPOST.Legume Research-An International Journal.2013.(36):312-317
S.R. Kumawat* and B.L. Yadav isrsoil19@gmail.com
Address : Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry S.K.N. College of Agriculture, Jobner – 303329, India

Abstract

A pot experiment was conducted with fenugreek as test crop in rabi season at 2008-09 to evaluate the effect of different levels of RSC waters viz., 0, 2.5, 5.0 and 7.5 mmoL-1, zinc viz., 0, 10 and 20 mg kg-1 with and without vermicompost on soil properties, yield of seed and sodicity tolerance of fenugreek. With increasing level of RSC, ECe, OC and DTPA-Zn decreased significantly while, pH and ESP of soil increased significantly. Seed yield decreased significantly with increasing level of RSC and maximum reduction was observed with 7.5 mmol L-1. The Na/K, Na+K/Ca and Na/Ca ratios  increased while, Ca/Mg ratio decreased significantly in seed. Application of zinc and vermicompsot significantly increased the seed yield, soil DTPA-Zn and organic carbon while, Na/K, Na+K/Ca and Na/Ca ratios in seed  decreased significantly, however, the Ca/Mg ratio increased significantly.

Keywords

Fenugreek Sodic water Sodicity tolerance Vermicompost Zinc.

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