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Response of grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.) to row spacing and levels of phosphorus levels under rainfed conditions of Manipur

DOI: 10.18805/ag.D-4579    | Article Id: D-4579 | Page : 131-134
Citation :- Response of grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.) to row spacing and levels of phosphorus levels under rainfed conditions of Manipur.Agricultural Science Digest.2018.(38):131-134
K. Nandini Devi, Herojit Singh Athokpam, J. Lhungdim, Kh. Lenin Singh and A. Dorendro Singh nandinikcau@gmail.com
Address : Department of Botany, College of Agriculture, Central Agricultural University, Imphal-795 004, Manipur, India.
Submitted Date : 23-02-2017
Accepted Date : 28-05-2018

Abstract

An experiment was conducted to study the effect of row spacing and phosphorus levels on growth, yield and economics of grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.) during rabi season of 2011-12 and 2012-13 at the Research Farm, College of Agriculture, Central Agricultural University, Imphal, Manipur, India. The factorial R.B.D. comprised of two spacings (20 cm x 10 cm and 30 cm x 10 cm) and five levels of phosphorus (0, 20, 30, 40 and 50 kg P2O5 ha-1)  with three replications. Although wider spacing (30 cm x 10 cm) resulted in greater number of pods/plant (12.05) and seeds/pod (4.43) but higher grain yield (739 kg/ha) was recorded with closer spacing (20 cm x 10 cm) probably due to greater plant population in per unit area.

Keywords

Apparent phosphorus recovery Economics Grass pea Phosphorus level Spacing Yield Nutrient uptake.

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