NUTRIENT AND QUALITY STUDIES OF CHICKPEA CULTIVARS AS INFLUENCED BY SOWING TIME AND SEED RATE

NUTRIENT AND QUALITY STUDIES OF CHICKPEA CULTIVARS AS INFLUENCED BY SOWING TIME AND SEED RATE

Indu Bala Sethi*, Meena Sewhag, Parveen Kumar, V. S. Hooda And Mahesh Jajoria**
Department of Agronomy, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana, India-125004
**Department of Soil Science, V. N. Marathawada Krishi Vidhyapeet, Parbhani- 431402
[Corresponding author E-mail*: Indubalasethia2012@gmail.com]
Received: 22-06-2015 Accepted: 22-09-2015
Abstract:
A field experiment was conducted during rabi 2012-13 at Pulse Research Area of CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar to study the nutrient content and uptake of chickpea cultivars as influenced by sowing time and seed rate. The experiment was laid out in a split plot design with two sowing time (1st fortnight of November and 1st fortnight of December) and four cultivars (H09-23, H08-18, C-235 and HC-1) were kept in main plots, while three seed rates viz. 40 kg ha-1, 50 kg ha-1 and 60 kg ha-1 were kept in subplots and replicated thrice. Results revealed that chickpea sown on 1st fortnight of November produced higher total N, P and K uptake and grain protein content. But N content in stover, P and K content in grain and stover yield under both the time of sowing did not differ significantly. Various chickpea cultivar fail to influence N, P and K content and uptake in stover and protein content in stover and grain. Seed rates of 50 kg ha-1 produced maximum N content and uptake in grain, P uptake by grain, total P uptake and protein content in grain.

Keywords: nutrient content, Chickpea, plot design, protein content

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