Nutrient partitioning in tomato grown on organic manure treated soil

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Nutrient partitioning in tomato grown on organic manure treated soil

Md. Yunus Miah, Md. Dhin Islam, Mohammed Ziauddin Kamal, Umme Sirajum Monira
Int. J. Agron. Agri. Res.12( 6), 78-82, June 2018.
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Field studies focused on nutrient partitioning are necessary for the better crop growth and efficient use of manures. This work presents a comparative study of the effects of cow dung and urea as different N sources on plant growth, shoot-root dry weight and the concentrations of some nutritionally important elements in root, stem, leaf and fruit of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum L., var. Raton). A field study was conducted at the farm of BSMRAU campus, Gazipur with tomato in a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) coupling four treatments. These were control and three N sources namely, cow dung (21.34 t ha-1), urea (175kg N ha-1), and half cow dung and half urea, respectively with four replications ensuring 175kg ha-1 N supply from both the sources. Cow dung yielded significant N, P, K, Ca, Mg accumulations in leaf, stem, root and fruit of tomato compared to urea. So if applied properly, cow dung could be a potential candidate to supplement urea as N source.


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