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Legume Research, volume 40 issue 6 (december 2017) : 1136-1138

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

P. Rajesh, J. Sundersingh Rajapandian, K. Sharmili, S. Marimuthu, R. SureshKumar
1Department of Agronomy, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Killikulam - 628 252, Tamilnadu, India
  • Submitted17-07-2015|

  • Accepted06-09-2017|

  • First Online 23-10-2017|

  • doi 10.18805/LR-3564

Cite article:- Rajesh P., Rajapandian Sundersingh J., Sharmili K., Marimuthu S., SureshKumar R. (2017). Effect of spacing and fertilizer level on yield attributes of Dhaincha (Sesbania aculeata). Legume Research. 40(6): 1136-1138. doi: 10.18805/LR-3564.
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.
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