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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:5, May, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(5): 1039-1049

Effect of Balanced Nutrient Management on Niger (Guizotia abyssinica) in Red and Lateritic Soils of West Bengal
Nitin Chatterjee1, Gayatri Sahu1 and Goutam Kumar Ghosh2*
1Department of Agricultural Chemistry and Soil Science, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia- 741252, West Bengal, India
2Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry,
Visva- Bharati University, Sriniketan – 731 236, West Bengal, India
*Corresponding author

A field experiment was conducted on rice during rabi season of 2015 to study the effect of balanced nutrient management in nutrient availability, yield, uptake, protein and oil content in niger. The experiment was conducted using five levels of potassium viz., 0, 20, 40, 60 and 80 kg ha-1, four levels of sulphur viz., 0, 15, 30 and 45 kg ha-1, four levels of zinc viz., 0, 2, 4 and 6 kg ha-1, four levels of Boron viz., 0, 0.5, 1.0 and 1.5 kg ha-1 and nitrogen in a single dose @ 40 kg ha-1 using niger as the test crop. Stover and seed yield was increased with increasing application of sulphur. The highest seed yield (4.69 q ha-1) was recorded with application of highest doses of sulphur. Oil content of niger varied from 31.7% to 38.8%. Sulphur application also increased oil content. Protein content ranged between 15.05 to 21.12%. Both micronutrients and sulphur application resulted in increase in protein content in niger seeds.

Keywords: Niger, Balanced Nutrient Management, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sulphur, Zinc, Boron, Yield, Uptake, Protein content, Oil content

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Nitin Chatterjee, Gayatri Sahu and Goutam Kumar Ghosh. 2019. Effect of Balanced Nutrient Management on Niger (Guizotia abyssinica) in Red and Lateritic Soils of West Bengal.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(5): 1039-1049. doi:
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