Effect of nitrogen application methods and tillage implements on wheat production in salt affected soils

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Effect of nitrogen application methods and tillage implements on wheat production in salt affected soils

Muhammad Rizwan, Khalil Ahmed, Muhammad Nadeem, Muhammad Faisal Nawaz, Muhammad Qaisar Nawaz, Sarfraz Nawaz, Muhammad Arif, Adnan Umair, Imtiaz Ahmad Warriach
Int. J. Biosci.15( 6), 194-201, December 2019.
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An efficient nitrogen management practices is imperative in salt-affected soil to avoid the overfertilization. In this context, a field trial was conducted tostudy the effect of tillage practices on nitrogen use efficiency in salt-affected soils for the wheat crop. Implements used in the study were, T1Cultivator, T2Disk harrow, T3 MB Plough, T4Chisel plough. Whereas three nitrogen application methods were used, A1Broadcast, A2 Band Placement, A3 Side Dressing. The study was conducted in the split-plot design having three replications. Implements were kept in the main plots and nitrogen application methods in subplots. Grain yield data of wheat was recorded. The results of the study showed that grain yield was maximum for three seasons in treatment where nitrogen was applied in band placement and chisel plough was used as tillage implements. From the results, it can be concluded that the application of nitrogen in band placement with chisel plough using as tillage implements can be a very efficient nitrogen management practice in salt-affected soils.


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