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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(8): 535-544
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.059


Effect of Date of Sowing and Foliar Application of Nutrients on Seed Quality of Soybean
G.M. Sumalatha and D.S. Uppar
Department of Seed Science and Technology, College of Agriculture, Dharwad, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, India
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Abstract:

An experiment was conducted to study the influence of sowing dates and foliar application of nutrients on seed quality parameters of soybean variety DSb-21 during kharif, 2016 and 2017. Sowings were taken up at fortnight interval they are, first fortnight of June, second fortnight of June and First fortnight of July. The seeds from field experiment were subjected to lab analysis, the results of the experiment revealed that the above parameters significantly affected by sowing dates and foliar application of nutrients. Among the dates of sowing, first fortnight of June (D1) recorded highest values for test weight (13.69 g), germination (95.35 %), root length (17.39 cm), shoot length (17.06 cm), seedling dry weight (124.0 mg), seedling vigour index-I (3282), germination rate index (64.05), total dehydrogenase activity (0.614 OD value), oil content (18.13 %), protein content (37.59 %) and lower seed infection (14.24 %) compared to other dates of sowing. Foliar spray of KNO3 @ 0.5 % + KH2PO4 @ 0.5 % + Boron 0.50 % recorded highest test weight (13.54 g), germination (96.28 %), root length (17.35 cm), shoot length (17.48 cm), seedling dry weight (123.7 mg), seedling vigour index-I (3353), germination rate index (64.08), total dehydrogenase activity (0.606 OD value), oil content (18.10 %), protein content (37.93 %) and lower seed infection (17.03 %) compared to other foliar treatments based on pooled analysis. So the seeds obtained from the crop sown on first fortnight of June sprayed with KNO3 @ 0.5 % + KH2PO4 @ 0.5 % + Boron 0.50 % had the good quality seeds.


Keywords: Sowing and foliar application, Nutrients, Seed Quality, Soybean
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Sumalatha, G.M. and Uppar, D.S. 2018. Effect of Date of Sowing and Foliar Application of Nutrients on Seed Quality of Soybean.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(8): 535-544. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.059