Vol. 2 No. 1
Effect of potassium and sulphur on the productivity, nutrient uptake and quality improvement of jute.
Author(s): S. S. MONDAL, P. MANDAL, A. BAG, S. MAITI AND D. ACHARYA
Abstract: A field experiment was conducted in the Entisol soil of neutral reaction having 0.065 per cent of total N, 16.80 kg ha available phosphorus, 198 kg ha·1 available potassium and 16.5 kg ha·1 sulphur at the Instructional Farm, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal, during 1998-2000 under irrigated condition to evaluate the effect of potassium and sulphur on the productivity, nutrient uptake and quality improvement of jute. The crop responded significantly to potassium and sulphur applications. The results showed that the highest fibre yield of jute (3 .69 t ha· \') was obtained with 33.3 kg K ha·1 alongwith 40 kg S ha·1• Maximum uptake of nurtients (N, P and Kha·\') alongwith higher dose of sulphur ( 40 kg S ha· 1 ). On the qualitative point of view, the best quality jute (score 84 in 1998 ;md 82 in .1999) was obtained with the higher doses of potassium and sulphur. Interaction effect between potassium and sulphur was significant regarding productivity, nutrient uptake and quality improvement of jute.
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