Effect of spacing and fertilizer level on yield attributes of Dhaincha (Sesbania aculeata)

DOI: 10.18805/LR-3564    | Article Id: LR-3564 | Page : 1136-1138
Citation :- Effect of spacing and fertilizer level on yield attributes of Dhaincha (Sesbania aculeata).Legume Research-An International Journal.2017.(40):1136-1138
P. Rajesh, J. Sundersingh Rajapandian, K. Sharmili, S. Marimuthu and R. SureshKumar prajeshagri@gmail.com
Address : Department of Agronomy, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Killikulam - 628 252, Tamilnadu, India
Submitted Date : 17-07-2015
Accepted Date : 6-09-2017

Abstract

A field experiment was conducted at Central Farm Unit situated in Agricultural College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Killikulam during Rabi 2011-12 to evaluate the effect of spacing (120×30cm, 120×20 cm, 90×30 cm and 90×20 cm) and fertilizer levels (12.5:25:12.5, 18.75:37.5:18.75, 25:50:25, 31.25:62.5:31.25 kg N, P2O5, K2O/ha and control) on yield attributes of Dhaincha. The results revealed that spacing adopted with 120×30 cm significantly recorded higher number of pods/plant (53.7), pod length (19.94 cm), number of seeds/pod (28.52) and seed yield (585 kg/ha) of Dhaincha. In respect of different fertilizer levels, application NPK @ 31.25:62.5:31.25 kg/ha perceived higher yield attributes (number of pods/plant (48.8), pod length (17.98), number of seeds/ pod (29.28) and seed yield (609 kg/ha). Combination of spacing (120×30 cm) with fertilizer levels of 31.25:62.5:31.25 kg/ha significantly recorded higher seed yield of 705 kg/ha.

Keywords

Dhaincha Fertilizer levels Pod length Seed yield Spacing.

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