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Legume Research, volume 40 issue 6 (december 2017) : 1072-1077

Growth analysis in groundnut (Arachis  hypogea L.) as influenced by Foliar nutrition

H.M. Vinod Kumar, S.R. Salakinkop
1Department of Agronomy, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad-580 005, Karnataka, India.
  • Submitted16-02-2015|

  • Accepted09-03-2017|

  • First Online 18-09-2017|

  • doi 10.18805/LR-3439

Cite article:- Kumar Vinod H.M., Salakinkop S.R. (2017). Growth analysis in groundnut (Arachis hypogea L.) as influenced byFoliar nutrition. Legume Research. 40(6): 1072-1077. doi: 10.18805/LR-3439.
A field experiment was conducted during kharif  2013 to Study “Foliar nutrition in groundnut (Arachis hypogea L.)’’at Main Agricultural Research Station, Dharwad under rainfed situation. The experiment was laid out in a randomized complete block Design (RCBD) with three replications and ten foliar treatments of major nutrients. The growth attributes such as plant height (23.94 cm), number of branches (7.82 plant-1), chlorophyll content (43.58), leaf area (8.90 dm2 plant-1), leaf area index (2.97), leaf area duration (40.69 days), total dry matter production (40.22 g plant-1), net assimilation rate (0.136 g dm-2day-1) and crop growth rate (0.124g dm-2 day-1) were higher in foliar spray of 2.0% urea + DAP + MOP combination (T8). Similarly, pod yield (3746 kg ha-1), kernel yield (2905 kg ha-1), haulm yield (4253 kg ha-1) and harvest index (0.36) were higher in foliar spray of 2.0% urea + DAP + MOP combinationat 45 DAS followed by foliar spray of 19:19:19 N:P2O5:K2O compared to control (No spray).
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