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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 5, Issue 6 (2017)
Efficacy of Zinc with and without FYM on uptake of Sulphur in pearl millet-wheat cropping system in sandy loam light textured soils


Author(s): Anand Pathak, Akhil Gupta, Apoorv Tiwari and Vipin Kumar

Abstract: Pearl millet-wheat sequence is traditionally a component of the dry land system, usually grown in soils with depleted in sandy areas of northern India, where deficiency of Zn is a common problem. The yield potential of pearl millet-wheat system has reached a plateau. A field study was carried out on a loamy sand soil of Agra for two years (2008 to 2009) to study the effect of zinc with and without FYM on yield and uptake of sulphur in pearl millet-wheat cropping system. Nine different treatments of zinc doses with and without FYM were applied in the field having pearl millet and wheat cropping sequence to assess the uptake of sulphur and zinc. The changes in sulphur uptake brought about by combined use of FYM and Zn were pronounced and significant in the both years. Highest uptake of sulphur was recorded for the treatment giving higher grain and stover yields. The maximum values of Zn content in grain and stover were noted under 5 t FYM/ha + 10 kg Zn/ha in both crop seasons. When the combined effect of zinc and FYM was applied, an increase in zinc concentration was found significant in both crop seasons. The maximum values of zinc content in wheat grain and straw were recorded under 10 kg Zn/ha and 5 t FYM/ha treatment in both the years of study. The results emphasized the usefulness of integrated use of FYM and Zn on sulphur nutrition of the pearl millet-wheat sequences

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Anand Pathak, Akhil Gupta, Apoorv Tiwari, Vipin Kumar. Efficacy of Zinc with and without FYM on uptake of Sulphur in pearl millet-wheat cropping system in sandy loam light textured soils. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(6):1330-1335.
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