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Response of zinc on growth, yield and quality of blackgram (Vigna mungo L.)

By: Abu Sayem Md. Ahsan Habib, Tuhin Suvra Roy, Md. Ruhul Amin, Md. Ziaul Haque, Md. Rokonuzzaman, Prosannajid Sarker

Key Words: Blackgram, Biological yield, Harvest index, Percent protein content.

Int. J. Agron. Agri. Res. 13(4), 73-79, October 2018.

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In Bangladesh, many experiments have been done on various pulse crop production treated with micronutrient (Zn) but at the same time less emphasis was given on blackgram production with the same micronutrient. Therefore, a field experiment was conducted to evaluate the growth, yield and quality performance of blackgram cv. BARI mash–3 as influenced by various levels of Zn fertilizer in Sher-e- Bangla Agricultural University, Sher-e- Bangla nagor, Dhaka- 1207. It was consisted of four Zn levels viz. 0, 1.25, 2.50 and 3.75 kg ha–1 as soil application. A blanket dose of N20 P150 K50 Kg ha-1 was also used as recommended dose. The experiment was laid out in randomized complete block design (RCBD) with three replications. All the characters were influenced by Zn fertilization and significantly increased up to 2.5 kg Zn ha–1 and started to decrease of subsequent Zn levels. Obtained results showed that the plant height (52.28 cm), branches per plant (5.71), number of pods per plant (48.99), pod length (5.06 cm), seeds per pod (6.98), 1000- seed weight (41.60 g), grain yield (1.54 t ha–1), straw yield (3.69 t ha–1), biological yield (5.24 t ha–1), harvest index (29.47%) and protein content of harvested seed (23.44%) had a significant positive effects up to 2.50 kg Zn ha–1.  These results indicated that the application of 2.5 kg Zn ha–1 would be the most optimum level for maximizing the quality seed yield of blackgram under the region of AEZ–28.

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Abu Sayem Md. Ahsan Habib, Tuhin Suvra Roy, Md. Ruhul Amin, Md. Ziaul Haque, Md. Rokonuzzaman, Prosannajid Sarker.
Response of zinc on growth, yield and quality of blackgram (Vigna mungo L.).
Int. J. Agron. Agri. Res. 13(4), 73-79, October 2018.
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