Journal of Environmental Biology
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Abstract - Issue Jan 2008, 29 (1) Back
Direct, residual and direct + residual effects of ulphur in garlic (Allium sativum) – maize (Zea mays) ropping sequence
R.C. Jaggi* and S.K. Raina
of Soil Science, Choudhary Sarvan
Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi
Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur -
(Received: July 15, 2006 ; Revised received: November 06, 2006 ; Accepted: December 29, 2006)
Abstract: Significant positive effects of 30
kg/ha of sulphur as manifested on yield and yield
parameters of garlic were further carried over to following maize crop. Garlic
bulb and foliage yield (6.3 and 0.8 t/ha respectively) obtained at 30 kg/ha of sulphur dose was significantly higher over without sulphur (3.7 and 0.5 t/ha respectively) as revealed from
two years’ pooled data. Similarly number of leaves/plant, weight of
cloves/5bulbs and weight/100 cloves at the said sulphur
dose significantly increased over without sulphur
from 10.5 to 11.9, 98.3 to 141.2 g and from 159 to 217 g in respective manner.
Increase in grain yield of maize (residual effect) and in the economic yield of
the whole cropping sequence (Bulb yield of garlic and grain yield of maize)
i.e. direct plus residual effect at 30 kg/ha of sulphur
dose over without sulphur was from 28.3 to 47.2 and
from 71 to 116 q/ha in respective manner i.e. with significant differences.
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