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Legume Research, volume 42 issue 2 (april 2019) : 222-227

Effect of tillage practices and fertilizer management on the growth and nitrogen efficiency in soybean

Swapan Kumar Roy, Seong-Woo Cho, Soo Jeong Kwon, Jong-Ho Yang, Yeong-Ju Bae, Hyun-Jin Jung, Sook-Jin Kim, Keun-Yook Chung, Sun-Hee Woo
1Department of Crop Science, Chungbuk National University, Cheong-ju 28644, Republic of Korea.
  • Submitted29-12-2017|

  • Accepted16-05-2018|

  • First Online 16-07-2018|

  • doi 10.18805/LR-402

Cite article:- Roy Kumar Swapan, Cho Seong-Woo, Kwon Jeong Soo, Yang Jong-Ho, Bae Yeong-Ju, Jung Hyun-Jin, Kim Sook-Jin, Chung Keun-Yook, Woo Sun-Hee (2018). Effect of tillage practices and fertilizer management on the growth and nitrogen efficiency in soybean. Legume Research. 42(2): 222-227. doi: 10.18805/LR-402.
A field experiment was performed to evaluate the effects of tillage systems and fertilizer management on the growth and nutrient uptake in soybean. The plant height, fresh weight and dry weight of conventional tillage (CT) were much higher those observed for no-tillage (NT). The highest plant height (128.47 cm) was observed in CT with chemical fertilizer. The plant nitrate concentration was higher (2.29%) in NT with green manure than chemical fertilization. However, nitrogen increased steadily in all treatments, and the highest quantity of total nitrogen (476.7 Kg/ha) was observed in NT with green manure. The NO3-N content in the soil decreased gradually just after the vegetative stage. Tillage practices and additional fertilizer application was less effective on the uptake of N, P and K in soybean seeds as compared to NT with green manure. The results postulated that NT strategies with fertilizers might influence the growth characteristics and mineral uptake in soybean.
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