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Application of Sulphate of Potash Enhances Mungbean (Vigna radiata) Yield under Agroclimatic Conditions of Thal, Pakistan
Ishtiaq Hussain1, Ghulam Abbas2, Jamshad Hussain*,2, Zafar Abbas2, Tahir Mehmood2,
Marghub Amer2, Qaisar Maqsood3, Irfan Rasool4
1Addistional Director General, Agriculture (Farms and Training), Department of Agriculture, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
2Adaptive Research Farm, Karor Laal Esan, Punjab, Pakistan
3Department of Botany, Govt. College University, Faisalabad, Sub campus Layyah, Pakistan
4Adaptive Research Farm, Dera Ghazi Khan, Punjab, Pakistan
Abstract: Mungbean (Vigna radiata) is an important pulse crop which has high nutritive value. Its seed is protein rich and plant can fix atmospheric nitrogen. Potash not only increases the yield of mungbean but also improves the quality of mungbean. The effect of different doses of potash (0, 25, 50, 75 and 100 kg ha-1) was studied at Adaptive Research Farm Karor, Layyah, Pakistan. The field experiment was performed during kharif seasons (2019 and 2020) using a randomized complete block design having three replications. The performance of mungbean was the best with the application of SOP @75 kg ha-1 with 1000-grain weight (63 g), the number of grains per pod (11), number of pods per plant (19.33) and grain yield (803 kg ha-1) during crop season 2020. In nutshell, 75 kg ha-1 SOP should be applied during the soil preparation for maximum yield of mungbean in the Thal region.
Keywords: Arid conditions, Pulses, Nutrients, AZRI-2006, Fertilizers, NPK, Pakistan
*Corresponding author: Jamshad Hussain, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Hussain, I., G. Abbas, J. Hussain, Z. Abbas, T. Mehmood, M. Amer, Q. Maqsood and I. Rasool. 2022. Application of sulphate of potash enhances mungbean (Vigna radiata) yield under agroclimatic conditions of Thal, Pakistan. Journal of Environmental& Agricultural Sciences. 24(3&4):23-28.
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