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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2018)

Effect of application of the sulphur (S), boron (B) and zinc (Zn) on soil fertility status and crop productivity under bhoo-chetana programme in selected villages of devaduraga taluk

Author(s):

Dhanalakshmi D and Narayana Rao K

Abstract:
A study was conducted during rabi 2014 to assess the impact of ‘Bhoochetana’, a soil test-based fertilizer management in Karnataka, to know the Effect of application of the Sulphur (S), Boron (B) and zinc (Zn) on soil fertility status and crop productivity in selected villages of Devadurga taluk, Raichur district, soil samples and crop yield data were collected from farmers’ fields having farmer practice (FP) as well as improved practice (IP) of soil test-based application of N, P and K along with deficient sulphur (S), boron (B) and zinc (Zn) as recommended under ‘Bhoochetana’. After five years (since 2010) of ‘Bhoochetana’ in Raichur district, significant improvement in soil health is noted in IP adopted plots. Results showed that there was soil organic carbon under IP increased to medium in both the villages (0.55% to 0.71%) levels as compared with low (0.26% to 0.43%) levels observed under FP. Soil fertility under IP improved in terms of both macro and micro nutrients like N, P, K, S, B and Zn. Increase in crop yield and also nutrient concentrations in seeds of sorghum and sunflower crops. Yield was increased in sorghum (16%), and sunflower (14.5%) was observed under IP.

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How to cite this article:
Dhanalakshmi D and Narayana Rao K. Effect of application of the sulphur (S), boron (B) and zinc (Zn) on soil fertility status and crop productivity under bhoo-chetana programme in selected villages of devaduraga taluk. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(1):81-86.