Vol. 15 No. 3
Seed priming and foliar nutrition studies on relay grass pea after winter rice in lower Gangetic plain
Author(s): P. BANERJEE, V. VISHA KUMARI, R. NATH AND P. BANDYOPADHYAY
Abstract: Recently rice fallow situations have been included as identified thrust area of national mandate. A two year field experiment was conducted at A-B’ District Seed Farm, Bidhan Chandra KrishiViswavidyalaya, West Bengal, to analyze the response of seed priming with molybdenum in relay grass pea, variety Ratan (Bio L-212), grown with foliar fertilization with 2% Urea and 0.5% NPK(19:19:19) in a factorial RBD replicated thrice. Seed priming along with foliar spray of 0.5% NPK(19:19:19) at preflowering and 15 days after first spray resulted in better crop growth, root nodulation leading to highestper plant number of pods (71) and seed yield (1696.70 kg ha-1) with maximum benefit-cost ratio (2.07). Combined application of seed priming with Ammonium molybdate @ 0.5 g kg-1 seed along with twice foliar spray of 0.5% NPK (19:19:19) proved to be a profitable technology for better crop hunbandry of relay grass pea under South Bengal plain situation.
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