Legume Research

  • Chief EditorJ. S. Sandhu

  • Print ISSN 0250-5371

  • Online ISSN 0976-0571

  • NAAS Rating 6.80

  • SJR 0.391

  • Impact Factor 0.8 (2023)

Frequency :
Monthly (January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December)
Indexing Services :
BIOSIS Preview, ISI Citation Index, Biological Abstracts, Elsevier (Scopus and Embase), AGRICOLA, Google Scholar, CrossRef, CAB Abstracting Journals, Chemical Abstracts, Indian Science Abstracts, EBSCO Indexing Services, Index Copernicus
Legume Research, volume 43 issue 3 (june 2020) : 320-325

Screening groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) genotypes for sulphur efficiency

T. Chitdeshwari, D. Jegadeeswari, A.K. Shukla
1Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore-641 003, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Submitted23-02-2019|

  • Accepted16-07-2019|

  • First Online 04-10-2019|

  • doi 10.18805/LR-4128

Cite article:- Chitdeshwari T., Jegadeeswari D., Shukla A.K. (2019). Screening groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) genotypes for sulphur efficiency. Legume Research. 43(3): 320-325. doi: 10.18805/LR-4128.
A field experiment was conducted on a sandy clay soil to screen eighteen groundnut genotypes for their sulphur (S) efficiency and to know its effect on growth, yield and sulphur availability and uptake. There were two levels of sulphur (0 and 40 kg ha-1) applied as gypsum basally and replicated thrice in a randomized block design. Results revealed that inclusion of 40 kg S ha-1 as gypsum significantly improved the growth and yield attributes of all the groundnut genotypes besides increasing the kernel and haulm yield. Soil available sulphur and sulphur uptake by the genotypes were also considerably improved by sulphur addition which differs widely among them. Several indices were computed for assessing the sulphur efficiency and found that, the genotypes, VRI 6, CO 7, TMV 7, TMV 13, VRI 5, VRI 3, CO2 and CO 6 were found efficient and responsive for sulphur application while VRI 8, and TMV 10 were inefficient but found responsive. However the varieties such as Local, VRI 4, CO 3, VRI 2, VRI 7, TMV 2, ALR 3 and BSR 1 were highly non responsive and inefficient in utilizing the applied sulphur. 
  1. Abd EL-Kader., and Mona, G. (2013). Effect of sulfur application and foliar spraying with zinc and boron on yield, yield components, and seed quality of peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.). Research Journal of Agriculture and Biological Sciences. 9(4): 127-135.
  2. Abdul Manaf., Muhammad Navid Akhtar., Muhammad Tariq Siddique., Muhammad Iqbal and Humair Ahmed. (2017) Yield and quality of groundnut genotypes as affected by different sources of sulphur under rainfed conditions. Soil Environ. 36(2): 146-153.
  3. Ahmad, A., Khan, I., Anjum, N.A., Abrol, Y.P., and Iqbal, M. (2005). Role of sulphate transporter systems in sulphur efficiency of mustard genotypes. Plant Science. 169: 842–846.
  4. Assefa, M.K.S., von Tucher and Urs Schmidhalter. (2014). Soil sulfur availability due to mineralization: Soil amended with biogas residues. Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management. 5(1): 13-19.
  5. Badawy, F.H., Ahmed., M., El-Rewainy., H.M., and Ali,M. (2011). Response of wheat grown on sandy calcareous soils to organic manures and sulfur application. Egypt. J. Agric. Res. 89: 785-807.
  6. Balint, T., Rengel., Z. and Allen, D. (2008). Australian canola germplasm differs in nitrogen and sulfur efficiency. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research. 59: 167–174.
  7. Chattopaddhyay, S., and Ghosh. G.K. (2012). Response of rape seed (Brassica juncea L.) to various sources and levels of sulphur in red and lateritic soils of West Bengal, India. International Journal Of Plant, Animal and Environmental. 2(4): 50-59.
  8. Coates A., and Howe. P. (2007). Edible nuts and metabolic health. Current Opin. Lipidol. 18: 25-30.
  9. EL-Kader Abd., and Mona. G. (2013). Effect of sulfur application and foliar spraying with zinc and boron on yield, yield components, and seed quality of peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.). Research Journal of Agriculture and Biological Sciences. 9(4): 127.
  10. Gomez, K. A., and Gomez, A. A. (1984). Statistical Procedure for Agricultural Research. II Ed. John Wiley and Sons, Singapore. pp. 680.
  11. Halil Erdem and Mustafa Bulent Torun.(2017). Assessment of sulphur efficiency of durum and bread wheat genotypes. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin. 26(10): 5891-5899.
  12. Hilal., M. H., and Abd-Elfattah. A. (1987). Effect of CaCO3 and clay content of alkaline soils on their response to added sulphur. Sulphur in Agriculture. 11: 15-19.
  13. Hossain, M. A., Khan, M. S. A., Nasreen S. and Islam, M. N. (2006). Effect of seed size and phosphorus fertilizer on root length density, P uptake, matter production and yield of groundnut. Journal of Agriculture Research. 44(2): 127-139.
  14. Humair Ahmed., (2017). Yield and quality of groundnut genotypes as affected by different sources of sulphur under rainfed conditions. Soil Environ. 36(2): 146-153.
  15. Jamal, A., Fazli, I. S., Ahmad S. and Abdin. M. Z. (2006). Interactive effect of nitrogen and sulphur on yield and quality of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.). Korean Journal of Crop Sciences. 15(6): 519-522. 
  16. Jamal, A., Moon Y. S. and Abdin. M. Z. (2010). Sulphur a general overview interaction with nitrogen. Australian Journal of Crop Sciences. 4(7): 523-529.
  17. Lali Jat., Sharwan Singh Yadav., Bhag Chand Dhayal., Gopali Yadav., Keshar Mal Choudhary and Manish Bera. (2017). Effect of sulphur fertilization and varieties on sulphur use efficiency, yield attributes and yield of sesame. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phyto chemistr. 6(4): 717-720.
  18. Mahipal Choudhary, B.A. Patel, Vijay Singh Meena, R.P. Yadav and Prakash Chand Ghasa. (2019). Seed bio-priming of green gram with Rhizobium and levels of nitrogen and sulphur fertilization under sustainable agriculture. Legume Research. 42(2): 205-210.
  19. Pandya, C.B., and Bhatt, V.R., (2008). Bull. National Seminar on Micro and Secondary Nutrients Balanced Fertilization and Food Security. Anand Agricultural University, Anand. Pp. 182-184.
  20. Patel G.N., Patel P., Patel D.M., Patel D.K., and Patel, R.M. (2009). Yield attributes, yield, quality and uptake of nutrients by summer groundnut, (ArachishypogaeaL.) as influenced by sources and levels of sulphur under varying Irrigation schedule. Journal of oilseed Research. 26(2):119-122. 
  21. Ramdevputra, M. V., Akbari, K. N. Sutaria., G. S. Vora, V. D., and Padmani. D. R. (2010). Effect of sulphur application on yield of groundnut and soil fertility under rainfed conditions. Legume Research: An International Journal. 33(2): 143-145.
  22. Sarangi, S., and Lama, T. (2013). Straw composting using earthworm and fungal inoculants (TrichodermaViridae) and its utilization in rice –groundnut cropping system. Indian journal of Agricultural Science. 83(4): 420-425.
  23. Singh A. L., and Vidya Chaudhari. (1995). Source and mode of sulphur application on groundnut productivity. Journal of Plant nutrition, 18(12): 2739-2759.
  24. Singh, A.L., and Vidya Chaudhari, (1997). Sulphur and micronutrient nutrition of groundnut in a calcareous soil. J. Agron. Crop Sci. 179:107-114.
  25. Sisodiya R. R., Babaria N. B., Parmar T.N. and Parmar K.B. (2017). Effect of sources and levels of sulphur on yield and micronutrient (Fe, Mn, Zn and Cu) absorption by groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.). International Journal of Agriculture Sciences. 9(32): 4465-4467.
  26. Subhendu, M., R. Samui, C., and Anirban. M. (2005). Growth yield attributes of groundnut cultivars as influenced by gypsum application. Legume Research. 28(2): 119-121.
  27. Tathe, A. S., Patil G. D., and Khilari. J. M. (2008). Effects of sulphur and zinc on groundnut in Vertisols. An Asian Journal of Soil Sciences. 3(1): 178-180.
  28. Tejeswara Rao., K. A. Upendra Rao and D. Sekhar (2013). Effect of sources and levels of sulphur on groundnut. Journal of Academia and Industrial Research. 2(5): 268-270.
  29. Williams, C.H. and Steinbergs. A. (1959). Soil sulphur fractions as chemical indices of available sulphur in some Australian soils. Aust. J. Agric. Res., 10(3): 340-352.

Editorial Board

View all (0)