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Legume Research, volume 42 issue 2 (april 2019) : 205-210

Seed bio-priming of green gram with Rhizobium and levels of nitrogen and sulphur fertilization under sustainable agriculture

Mahipal Choudhary, B.A. Patel, Vijay Singh Meena, R.P. Yadav, Prakash Chand Ghasal
1B. A. College of Agriculture, Anand Agricultural University, Anand-388 110, Gujarat, India
  • Submitted21-01-2017|

  • Accepted17-07-2017|

  • First Online 20-01-2018|

  • doi 10.18805/LR-3837

Cite article:- Choudhary Mahipal, Patel B.A., Meena Singh Vijay, Yadav R.P., Ghasal Chand Prakash (2017). Seed bio-priming of green gram with Rhizobium and levels of nitrogen and sulphur fertilization under sustainable agriculture. Legume Research. 42(2): 205-210. doi: 10.18805/LR-3837.
The experiment was laid out in a factorial randomized block design comprising eighteen treatment combinations of three levels of N (0, 10 and 20 kg ha-1), three levels of S (0, 10 and 20 kg ha-1) and two levels of biofertilizer (seed bio-priming and without Rhizobium) which were replicated three times. The results indicated that plot with the application of N and S @ 20 kg ha-1 gave significantly (p< 0.05) higher seed yield (~ 32 and 21%) and stover yield (~ 16 and 18%) as compared to control plot, respectively. Bio-primed observed significantly (p < 0.05) higher seed yield (~ 996 kg ha-1) and stover yield (~ 1829 kg ha-1) as compared to un-inoculated treatments. Meanwhile, plot with the application of N and S @ 20 kg ha-1 + bio-priming @ 25 g kg-1 seeds on loamy sand soil resulted the increased the seed yield ~ 32, 21 and 7%, respectively and nutrients availability besides organic carbon (5, 2 and 2.3%), available N (5, 4.5 and 4.6%),  P2O5 (7.5, 2 and 0.5%), and  S (12, 22 and 11%, respectively) concentration increased in soil after harvest of green gram under bio-primed treatments.
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