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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 11, Issue:9, September, 2022

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2022.11(9): 261-275

Impact of Foliar Application of Specialty Fertilizer on Growth, Yield, Quality and Macro and Micro Nutrient Uptake of Chickpea
Mayuri Deshmukh1*, Madhavi D. Jangilwad1, Swati S. Mundhe1, Avinash Gupta2 and H. K. Kausadikar3
1Department of Soil Science, Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, Parbhani, Maharashtra, India 2Department of Agronomy, Bansilal Amrutlal College of Agriculture, Anand Agriculture University, Anand, Gujarat, India 3Director (Education/ Research) MCAER, Pune, Maharashtra, India
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A field experiment was conducted during Rabi 2010-11 on the Research Farm of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry department at MKV, Parbhani to study the effect of speciality fertilizers on chickpea (cv. Vijay) production. The treatments comprised of basal NPK soil application dose @25:50:00 kg ha-1 and foliar applications of starter (11:36:24 NPK), Booster (08:16:39 NPK) and multi micronutrient notified grade- II (Zn-3%, Fe-2.5%, Mn-1%, Cu-1%, B-0.5%, Mo-0.1%). The experiment was conducted in a randomized block design. There were total six treatments viz; T1- Only RDF through soil (25:50:0 NPK kg/ha), T2-RDF + water spray (4 sprays), T3 - RDF + 1% Starter (2 sprays) and 1% Booster (2 sprays), T4- RDF + 1.5% Starter (2 sprays) and 1.5% Booster (2 sprays), T5- RDF + 2% Starter (2 sprays) and 2% Booster (2 sprays), T6- RDF + 1% MS Govt. Notified multi-micronutrient grade II (4sprays). Among the treatments, the treatment T4 (RDF + 1.5% starter and 1.5% booster -2 spray each) showed maximum growth in case of plant height which was increased from 28.70 to 36.34 cm, the number of branches plant-1 was increased from 18.95 to 25.67, number pods plant-1 was increased from 42.24 to 68.45. Also, yield attributes like grain yield increased from 10.35 to 14.74 q ha-1 in treatment T4. In the case of quality parameters, test weight was increased from 13.67 to 17.57 gm and protein content from 17.2 to 20.0 percent in treatment T4. These results of T4 treatment were followed by treatment T5 and treatment T6. Thus the treatment of T4 was found beneficial in the economics of speciality fertilizers by returning a maximum C: B ratio of 2.96. Hence, the application of speciality fertilizer may be beneficial in the production of chickpeas in rainfed conditions.

Keywords: Chickpea, foliar application, growth, yield, quality, micronutrients, NPK

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Mayuri Deshmukh, Madhavi D. Jangilwad, Swati S. Mundhe, Avinash Gupta and Kausadikar, H. K. 2022. Impact of Foliar Application of Specialty Fertilizer on Growth, Yield, Quality and Macro and Micro Nutrient Uptake of Chickpea.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 11(9): 261-275. doi:
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