EFFECT OF SOWING AND NITROGEN APPLICATION ON YIELD AND QUALITY OF BARLEY (HORDEUM VULGARE)
VIMAL KUMAR, A.K. YADAV, SATYAJEET AND J.S. YADAV
Department of Agronomy, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125004,India
(Received: 15 April 2014; Accepted: 5 May 2014)
A field experiment was conducted to study the effect of method of nitrogen application on yield and quality of barley under furrow irrigated raised bed system (FIRBS). Results indicated that sowing under FIRBS 90 cm (3 rows) recorded significantly higher grain and straw yields as compared to FRIBS 90 cm (2 rows) and FRIBS 75 cm (2 rows). Application of nitrogen (N) on top of bed also brought significant improvement on grain and straw yield over N application by broadcasting method. Application of N on top of bed increased the protein content, husk content and decreased in the malt content and hot water extract over N application by broadcasting, however N application before or after irrigation either on top of bed or broadcast did not reflect any significant variation in term of yield and quality parameters.
Key Words: Barley, Furrow irrigated raised bed system (FIRBS), N application methods, yields, quality