Influence of Sulphur and Boron Fertilization on Yield, Quality, Nutrient Uptake and Economics of Soybean (Glycine max) under Upland Conditions

Konthoujam Nandini Devi, Laikangbam Nongdren Khomba Singh, Maibam Sumarjit Singh, Soibam Basanta Singh, Keisham Khamba Singh

Abstract


A three year experiment was conducted during 2007-2009 in India (Manipur) to study the effect of sulphur and boron fertilization on yield, quality and nutrient uptake by soybean under upland condition. The experiment comprises five levels of sulphur (0, 10, 20, 30 and 40 kg sulphur per hectare) and five levels of boron (0, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 kg boron per hectare). The study revealed that yield attributing characters like number of branches per plant, pods per plant and 100 seed weight and yield were increased with the application of sulphur and boron as compare to control. The overall result revealed that application of 30kg sulphur per hectare and 1.5 kg boron per hectare were found to be the optimum levels of sulphur and boron for obtaining maximum yield attributes, yield, oil and protein content, total uptake of sulphur and boron, net return, cost and benefit ratio of soybean under upland condition as compare to other levels of sulphur and boron respectively.


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