Vol. 7, Issue 3 (2019)
Response of zinc and iron to Rabi sorghum grown on an inceptisol
Author(s): AG Durgude, SR Kadam, IR Bagwan, AD Kadlag and AL Pharande
Abstract: A field experiment was conducted on “Response of zinc and iron to rabi sorghum grown on an Inceptisol” at Micronutrient Research Farm, Department of Soil Science and Agril. Chemistry, MPKV, Rahuri for three years during 2013 to 2015. The experimental soil was slightly alkaline in reaction (pH 7.94), normal in electrical conductivity (0.28 dSm-1), moderately high in organic carbon content, deficient in available iron and zinc. Soil order was Inceptisol with taxonomically classified as fine Montmorillonite isohyperthermic family of Vertic Haplustept. The results revealed that, the application of Zinc Sulphate @ 20 kg ha-1 incubated with cow dung water slurry (1:4 ratio) @ 500 L ha-1 at 30 and 45 days after sowing with the general recommended dose of nutrient (80:40:40 kg ha-1 N:P2O5:K2O + 5 t ha-1 FYM) found beneficial for increase in leaf area, chlorophyll content in fresh leaves, uptake of Fe, Zn, availability of zinc and iron in soil, nutrient use efficiency, grain and stover yield of rabi sorghum, however this treatment was at par with treatment of single time application of same slurry at 30 DAS with the benefit of higher B:C ratio (1.74).
How to cite this article:
AG Durgude, SR Kadam, IR Bagwan, AD Kadlag and AL Pharande. Response of zinc and iron to Rabi sorghum grown on an inceptisol. 2019; 7(3): 90-94.