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Vol. 10, Issue 10 (2021)

Effect of levels of sulphur and boron on growth and yield of sesame (Sesamum indicum L.)

Author(s):
Bethapudi Suvarna Shiny and Joy Dawson
Abstract:
A field experiment was conducted during Kharif season of 2020 at experimental field of the Crop Research Farm, Department of Agronomy, Naini Agricultural Institute, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology & Sciences, Prayagraj and Uttar Pradesh, India to determine the “Effect of levels of Sulphur and Boron on Growth and Yield of Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.)”. The experiment consisted of 4 levels of sulphur fertilizer of 10,20,30 and 40 kg/ha and 2 levels of boron fertilizer of 1.5 and 3 kg/ha. The experiment was carried out through a statistical design of Randomized Block Design (RBD) with three replications. Full doses of Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium fertilizers were applied as basal. Variety used was Pragati. Report of the study indicate that, among different levels of sulphur and boron the application of Sulphur at 30kg/ha and Boron at 3 kg/ha produced significantly higher number of branches(6.00), dry weight/plant(22.9g), crop growth rate(2.93 g/m2/day), relative growth rate(0.0048 g/g/day), number of capsules per plant(44.7), number of seeds per capsule(45.3), seed yield(930 kg/ha), stover yield(1602 kg/ha), biological yield(2532.67 kg/ha) and Harvest index(37.32%). However, the application of Sulphur at 30kg/ha and Boron at 3kg/ha was also found to be effective in producing in maximum percentage of oil content (48.32%) and fetched highest gross returns (66,467.00 INR/ha), net returns (41,910.00 INR/ha) and benefit cost ratio (1.70) when compared to the control (RDF).
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How to cite this article:
Bethapudi Suvarna Shiny, Joy Dawson. Effect of levels of sulphur and boron on growth and yield of sesame (Sesamum indicum L.). Pharma Innovation 2021;10(10):924-926.

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