Follow
International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (IJCMAS)
IJCMAS is now DOI (CrossRef) registered Research Journal. The DOIs are assigned to all published IJCMAS Articles.
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2017 - IJCMAS--ICV 2017: 100.00 For more details click here
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) : NAAS Score: *5.38 (2019) [Effective from January 1, 2019]For more details click here

Login as a Reviewer

Indexed in



National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS)
NAAS Score: *5.38 (2019)
[Effective from January 1, 2019]
For more details click here

ICV 2017: 100.00
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2017 - IJCMAS--ICV 2017: 100.00
For more details click here

See Guidelines to Authors
Current Issues

Original Research Articles

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
Email : editorijcmas@gmail.com / submit@ijcmas.com
Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2017: 100.00
NAAS RATING 2018: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(4): 1203-1209
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.704.133


Response of Foliar Supplementation of N, P and K Fertilizers on Yield and Economics of Pearl Millet
Surgyan Rundla* and R.C. Bairwa
Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture (SKRAU), Bikaner-334 006, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

An experiment was conducted during rainy season of 2016 at Agronomy Farm of College of Agriculture, Bikaner (Rajasthan) to study the ‘Response of foliar supplementation of N, P and K fertilizers on yield and economics of pearl millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.)] hybrid RHB-177. The study comprised of 14 treatments of different N, P and K fertilizers applied as basal, top dressing and foliar application in randomized block design replicated thrice. Urea, DAP and KCl were used for basal application and urea as top dressing. Foliar spray of NPK (18:18:18) was done at 25 DAS and 35 DAS and urea (0.5, 1.0 and 1.5%) at 35 DAS. The results revealed that application of 75% N (50% basal+25% top dressing at 25 DAS): P: K+1.5% spray of NPK (18:18:18) at 35 DAS (T11) recorded significantly higher total number of tillers/ plant at 60 DAS (5.05), number of effective tillers/ plant (2.91), ear head weight (32.39 g), grain weight/ ear head (23.32 g), test weight (10.31 g), grain yield (2134 kg ha-1), stover yield (4744 kg ha-1) of biological yield (6878 kg ha-1) and of pearl millet. The highest harvest index (31.94%) was recorded with 50% as basal (NPK)+1.5% spray of NPK (18:18:18) at 35 DAS (T8) which was significantly higher over T1, T3, T4 and T5. The significantly highest gross return ( 42798 ha-1), net return ( 23026 ha-1) and benefit: cost ratio (2.16) were also obtained with the application of 75% N (50% basal+25% top dressing at 25 DAS): P: K+1.5% spray of NPK (18:18:18) at 35 DAS (T11).


Keywords: N, P and K fertilizes, Pearl millet
Download this article as Download

How to cite this article:

Surgyan Rundla and Bairwa, R.C. 2018. Response of Foliar Supplementation of N, P and K Fertilizers on Yield and Economics of Pearl Millet.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(4): 1203-1209. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.704.133