Influence of soil bulk density on seedling emergence of sorghum

Mali, C.V. and Musande, V.G. and Varade, S.B. (1977) Influence of soil bulk density on seedling emergence of sorghum. Journal of Maharashtra Agricultural Universities, 2 (3). pp. 193-195.

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In a laboratory experiment, sorghum cv. CSH-4, M 35-1, R-16, CSH-1, CS-3541 and R-148 were germinated in soil of bulk density 1.0, 1.1 or 1.2 g/cm3 at 30% m.c. and 30 deg C. Seedling emergence at 6 days was reduced by increasing soil bulk density in all cv., but the reduction was most severe in CSH-4. CSH-4 gave max. emergence of 97% at soil bulk density of 1.0 g/cm3 compared with a min. of 73% in R-16 and R-148 at that density

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: College of Agriculture, Parbhani 431 405, Maharashtra, India
Subjects: Soil Science and Microbiology > Soil Sciences
Crop Improvement > Plant Breeding
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Mr B Krishnamurthy
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2012 03:22
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2012 03:22

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