Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 9 No. 3

Response of Irrigation and Sulphur on Growth and Yield of Semi-rabi Sesamum (Sesamum indicum L.)

Nand Kishor Devanda, R.A. Patel* and H.K. Patel

Department of Agronomy, B. A. College of Agriculture, Anand Agricultural University Anand - 388 110, India.

Received on 15 April 2015 and accepted on 15 June 2015

 

ABSTRACT

A field experiment was conducted at College Agronomy Farm, Anand Agricultural University, Anand, Gujarat to study the effect of irrigation and sulphur on performance of sesamum (Sesamum indicum L.) during semi-rabi season of the year 2011-12. Higher values of growth characters, yield attributes, seed and stalk yield were recorded under irrigation treatment (I3) i.e. Irrigation at branching+flowering +capsule formation+at seed filling stages. Each successive increase in the levels of sulphur from 0 to 40 kg ha-1 significantly increased the growth and yield attributes as well as seed and stalk yield. Higher net realization and BCR ha-1 were recorded under irrigation treatment I3 (Irrigation at branching+flowering +capsule formation+at seed filling stages) and 40 kg S ha-1.

Keywords : Irrigation, Sulphur, Sesamum and Yield.