Response of potash in kharif fodders. Gill, A. S.; Maurya, R. K.; Pandey, R. K.; Mukhtar Singh; Mannikar, N. D.; Abichandani, C. T.

Gill, A.S. and Maurya, R.K. and Pandey, R.K. and Singh, M. and Mannikar, N.D. and Abichandani, C.T. (1971) Response of potash in kharif fodders. Gill, A. S.; Maurya, R. K.; Pandey, R. K.; Mukhtar Singh; Mannikar, N. D.; Abichandani, C. T. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research , 5 (2). pp. 87-92.

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Abstract

n trials in the kharif [summer monsoon] seasons of 1966, '67 and '68, 3 fodder crops grown on 2 soils were given 0-60 kg K2O/ha at sowing, in addition to a basal dressing of NP or P. Sorghum cv. M.P. Chari and maize hybrid Ganga-3 showed little response to applied K on red gravelly sandy loam soil, and a marked response on medium black soil in 1967 only when rainfall was high and continuous during the growth period; sorghum yields in 1967 on plots given no K (6.62 t/ha) increased by 1.43 t/ha with 30 kg K2O/ha and maize yields on plots given no K (2.89t/ha) increased by 0.73 t/ha with 60 kg K2O/ha. Applied K tended to decrease the CP content in the DM. Cowpea cv. Russian Giant showed a yield response to applied K on red gravelly loamy soil in 1968 only; application of 25 kg K2O/ha increased DM yield from 2.31 to 2.85 t/ha and CP content from 15.9 to 17.7%.

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh.
Subjects: Soil Science and Microbiology > Soil Sciences
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Govindaraj
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2010 06:09
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2010 18:01
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/105

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