Vol. 10 No. 2
Production potential realization and quality enhancement of mung bean through integrated nutrient management
Author(s): N. C. Banik and K. Sengupta
Abstract: A field experiment was conducted during summer and autumn seasons of 2008-09 and 2009-10 at Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya to evaluate production potential and quality enhancement of mung bean through integrated nutrient management. Application of sulphur along with recommended dose of NPK and farm compost increased yield of mung bean. Highest seed yield was obtained from single super phosphate added treatments followed by phospho-gypsum @ 30 kg S ha-1 along with recommended dose of NPK. Treatment receiving different doses of farm compost gave satisfactory yield and was in increasing trend in terms of seed yield and the treatments were at par with the treatments having higher doses of sulphur or phosphogypsum. Application of sulphur along with recommended dose of NPK increased the nitrogenase activity and leghaemoglobin content in nodules, but nitrogenase activity and leghaemoglobin content in nodules were more in treatments receiving farm compost. The seed protein content increased by 8.1-11.4% by application of sulphur @ 10-30 kg ha-1 along with NPK over the treatment where no sulphur was added. Application of farm compost @ 4-8 t ha-1 increased the seed protein content of mung bean by 6.5-9.0% over the fertilized control treatment...
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