EFFECT OF PHOSPHORUS AND SULPHUR ON ROOT NODULES IN CHICKPEA
VIKRAM SINGH* AND J. N. NARIYA
Department of Agricultural Chemistry & Soil Science
Junagadh Agricultural University,
Junagadh (Gujarat), India
*(e-mail : vikramshahpuria@gmail.com)
(Received : 20 August 2017; Accepted : 6 September 2017)

SUMMARY

The field experiment was conducted to study the effect of different levels of phosphorus and sulphur on number and dry weight of nodules per plant in chickpea at the Instructional Farm, Department of Agricultural Chemistry & Soil Science, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh during rabi season of 2015-16. The results revealed that the number and dry weight of nodules were increased significantly with the progressive increase in phosphorus levels up to 60 kg/ha at 45 DAS. Likewise, the number and dry weight of nodules were also increased significantly with the progressive increase in sulphur levels up to 40 kg/ha at 45 DAS. However, the interaction between phosphorus and sulphur was found to be non-significant on number of root nodules per plant and dry weight of nodules per plant at 45 DAS.

Key words: Dry weight, nodules/plant, nutrient uptake, chickpea

Forage Res. 43(2) 160-161