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Vol. 10, Special Issue 10 (2021)

Enhancing sesame productivity and profitability through zinc and iron application in western Rajasthan

Author(s):
Moola Ram, RC Meena and MM Sundria
Abstract:
Field experiments was conducted at Agricultural Research Station, Mandor, Agriculture University, Jodhpur during Kharif season of 2016 and 2017 on sandy loam soil of low nitrogen, medium phosphorus, low zinc, low iron and high potassium content with neutral pH. Amongst the eleven treatments, soil application of zinc sulphate and iron sulphate each @ 12.5 kg/ha recorded 4%, 21%, 24% and 2.3% higher plant height, number of branches/plant, number of capsules/plant and test weight at harvest, respectively over control. The seed yield (492.9 kg/ha) was increased by 34% over control due to application of zinc sulphate and iron sulphate each @ 12.5 kg/ha. These parameters were further increased when same treatment was combined with foliar application of ferrous sulphate @ 0.5% at 30 and 45 DAS (T10) but net return was not increased and remained maximum with application of zinc sulphate and iron sulphate each @ 12.5 kg/ha. Therefore, it was concluded that sesame growth parameters and yield can be increased substantially due to soil application of zinc sulphate and iron sulphate each @ 12.5 kg/ha in western Rajasthan conditions.
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How to cite this article:
Moola Ram, RC Meena and MM Sundria. Enhancing sesame productivity and profitability through zinc and iron application in western Rajasthan. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(10S): 924-928.

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