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Legume Research, volume 39 issue 4 (august 2016) : 610-613

Effect of foliar application of water soluble fertilizers on growth, yield and economics of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)

Mudalagiriyappa*, Sameer Ali M., Ramachandrappa B.K., Nagaraju, Shankaralingappa B.C.
1<p>Department of Agronomy,&nbsp;University of Agriculture Sciences, Bangalore-560 065, India.</p>
Cite article:- Mudalagiriyappa*, M. Ali Sameer, B.K. Ramachandrappa, Nagaraju, B.C. Shankaralingappa (2016). Effect of foliar application of water soluble fertilizers on growth, yieldand economics of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) . Legume Research. 39(4): 610-613. doi: 10.18805/lr.v0iOF.9393.

A field experiment was conducted during rabi, 2012-13 and 2013-14 on red sandy clay loam soil to study the effect of foliar application of water soluble fertilizers on chickpea. The experiment consisted of fifteen treatments which were replicated thrice in RCB Design. Results indicated that spray of water soluble fertilizer (19:19:19) at 1.5 % concentration at flowering and pod development stage along with basal application of fertilizers (13.5: 25: 25 kg N, P2O5, K2O) significantly increased growth attributes, yield and benefit cost ratio in chickpea cultivation. Further increase in spray concentration up to 2.0 % did not significantly improve the performance of chickpea. 

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