Influence of Foliar Nutrition on Seed Setting Percentage, Yield and Economics of Red Gram (Cajanus cajan (L.)) under Irrigated Condition

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C. Sivakumar
Krishnaveni .
M. Pandiyan

Abstract

Field experiments were conducted to study the influence of foliar nutrition on pod setting percentage, yield and economics of red gram (Cajanus cajan (L.)  under the irrigated condition at Regional Research Station, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Paiyur - 635 112, Tamil Nadu, India in Kharif season of 2016-17. To study the effect of different nutrient sources the following treatments were imposed. The treatments include the foliar application of 2% DAP twice at flowering and 15 days thereafter first spray (T1), Foliar application of TNAU pulse wonder at 5 kg/ha at peak flowering (T2), Foliar application of 0.5% MAP twice at flowering and 15 days thereafter first spray (T3). Foliar application of CCC 200 ppm twice at flowering and 15 days thereafter (T4) and Control (water spray)(T5). Among the treatments, it was concluded that application of 0.5% mono ammonium phosphate (MAP) at flowering and 15 days after the first spray recorded the higher grain and stalk yield of 1522 and 6222 kg ha-1 in red gram respectively and also recorded a higher gross income of Rs. 91320, net income of Rs. 50520 and B: C ratio of 2.2. Further, the yield increase was 25% higher yield over control (water spray) and 12% higher over-application of CCC 200 ppm twice at flowering and 15 days after the first spray.

Keywords:
Red gram, foliar spray, monoammonium phosphate, diammonium phosphate, Cycocel (CCC), pulse wonder grain yield, economics

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Sivakumar, C., ., K., & Pandiyan, M. (2020). Influence of Foliar Nutrition on Seed Setting Percentage, Yield and Economics of Red Gram (Cajanus cajan (L.)) under Irrigated Condition. Journal of Advances in Biology & Biotechnology, 22(4), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.9734/jabb/2019/v22i430125
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