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Response of P2O5, K2O and seed rate on grain yield of pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum L.) fodder variety Bajra 2011

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Saleem Il Yasin, Muhammad Riaz Gondal, Sikandar Hayat, Ahmad Hussain, Muhammad Shakeel Hanif

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Int. J. Biosci.12( 1), 402-408, January 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/12.1.402-408


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Response of P2O5, K2O and seed rate on grain yield of Pearl millet variety ‘Bajra 2002’ was studied in field experiment during kharif seasons of 2015 and 2016. Fifteen management practices such as three P2O5 and K2O levels and five seed rates were imposed with three replication using split plot design. Parameters included plant height, stem diameter, tiller/m2, head/m2, head/plant, 1000 grain weight, number of grains/head and seed yield kg/ha. Fertilizer and seed rate treatments had significant effect on plant height, stem diameter head/m2 and grain yield/ha. P2O5 and K2O showed no significant effect on head/plant, tiller/m2 1000 grain weight and number of grain/head. The highest grain yield production (4211.8kg/ha) was recorded in the combination of 3.75kg/ha seed rate and fertilizer dose of 57-60-60 NPK kg/ha. The highest grain yield from pearl millet crop was obtained by the fertilizer dose of 57kg N + 60kg P2O5/ha while statistically similar but economical grain yield was obtained with the fertilizer dose 57kg N + 40kg P2O5 /ha.


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