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EFFECT OF FOLIAR NUTRITION ON REPRODUCTIVE EFFICIENCY AND GRAIN YIELD OF RICE FALLOW PULSES

Article Id: ARCC2436 | Page : 142 - 144
Citation :- EFFECT OF FOLIAR NUTRITION ON REPRODUCTIVE EFFICIENCY AND GRAIN YIELD OF RICE FALLOW PULSES.Legume Research.2008.(31):142 - 144
M. Ganapathy, G. Baradhan and N. Ramesh
Address : Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar - 608 002, India

Abstract

Field experiments were conducted during rabi season of 2000 and 2001 to study the effect of
various nutrient management practices on growth and yield of rice fallow pulses. Reproductive
efficiency of pulses like number of flowers formed, number of flowers shed, flower drop percent
number of pods formed and fruit set percent were significantly influenced by various foliar spray
treatments. The pre-eminent effect of foliar application of nutrients and growth regulator at pre
flowing and flowering stage was seen on reduction in flower shed and flower drop percentage. Foliar application of DAP 2 percent + NAA 40 ppm + ZnSO4 0.5percent + FeSO4 1 percent twice (Pre flowering + Flowering) + soil inoculation of phosphobacteria recorded significantly highest
reproductive efficiency and grain yield of rice fallow pulses during both the years.

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