Vol. 5, Issue 2 (2017)
Influence of soil series on growth attributes and yield of sweet corn in soils of Konkan (Maharashtra)
Author(s): RT Bankar, NB Gokhale, SS Pawar and VD Kapse
Abstract: A pot culture experiment was conducted to study the effect of soil series on growth attributes of sweet corn in soils of Konkan (Maharashtra) during rabi season of years 2014-15 and 2015-16. The experiment was laid out in Randomized Block Design (RBD) with eight surface representative soils series viz., [Shahapur (S1), Palghar (S2), Roha (S3), Repoli (S4), Shirgaon (S5), Lanja (S6), Deogad (S7) and Vengurla (S8)] for experimental study. The physic-chemical properties of the representative soil series viz., pH of soil ranges from 4.85 to 7.08, electrical conductivity (EC) where the maximum value was noted to be 0.35 dS m-1. The organic carbon content of the surface soils ranges from 4.8 to 11.5 g kg-1 while, the soils were sandy loam to clay loam; few were clay in texture. Clay content of the surface soil was ranged from 19.2 to 47.4 per cent with a mean value of 33.52 per cent.Soils were in general medium sandy loam to clay loam texture and slightly acidic to neutral in reaction. The organic carbon content of the soils varied from 4.80 to 11.5 g kg-1 in surface soils. Periodical observations on various growth attributes and yield i.e. growth parameters (viz., plant height, number of functional leaves and dry matter accumulation) of sweet corn recorded at 30 DAS, 60 DAS and after harvest of sweet corn. The Palghar soil series (S2) recorded maximum plant height, no of functional leaves, dry matter accumulation and fodder yield of sweet corn.
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RT Bankar, NB Gokhale, SS Pawar, VD Kapse. Influence of soil series on growth attributes and yield of sweet corn in soils of Konkan (Maharashtra). Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(2):477-479.