Moisture utilization, nutrient uptake and yield of different rabi sorghum cultivars on medium deep black soils (Vertic Ustochrept) under dryland condition.

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Year Published: 2005
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Author: Deshpande, A. N. ; Varade, S. B.
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An experiment was conducted with 6 rabi sorghum cultivars (M.35-1, Swati, Lakadi, Jeur-2TL, Selection-3TL and CSH-13R) on medium deep black soils (Vertic Ustochrept) in Solapur, Maharashtra, India, during 1997-98 and 1998-99. CSH-13R and M.35-1 performed better during favourable rainfall condition but under unfavourable condition, Selection-3TL performed very well in respect of grain and stover yields. During unfavourable rainfall condition, total uptake of N and P was highest in Selection-3TL but total uptake of K was highest in M.35-1. Swati gave the highest CET during both seasons. Water use efficiency for grain was highest in hybrid and Selection-3TL during favourable and unfavourable rainfall conditions, respectively. The productivity of rabi sorghum under dryland conditions is dependent upon cultivar and available water stored in soil profile which is mainly governed by soil depth and rainfall situation during kharif.

Pages: 1 - 4
Volume: 30
Number: 1
Journal: Journal of Maharashtra Agricultural Universities
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ISSN: 0378-2395

black soils, crop yield, cultivars, nitrogen, nutrientuptake, phosphorus, plant nutrition, plant water relations, potassium,rain, soil depth, soil water content, water use efficiency, India,Maharashtra, Sorghum bicolor, Sorghum, Poaceae, Cyperales,monocotyledons, angiosperms, Spermatophyta, plants, eukaryotes, SouthAsia, Asia, Developing Countries, Commonwealth of Nations, India,cultivated varieties, rainfall, Field Crops (FF005) (New March 2000),Plant Breeding and Genetics (FF020), Plant Nutrition (FF061), PlantWater Relations (FF062), Plant Production (FF100), Soil Physics (JJ300),Meteorology and Climate (PP500)

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