Ramniwas, S. M. Kumawat, Gograj Ola, Priyanka Gautam, Praveen Kumar Nitharwal, Lakshya Choudhary
A field experiment entitled “Influence of planting methods, Mycorrhiza and zinc fertilization on growth and productivity of pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum L.) in hot arid region” was conducted during Kharif season 2020 and 2021 at Instructional Farm, College of Agriculture, Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan Agriculture University (SKRAU), Bikaner. The experiment comprised of 24 treatments combination having three planting methods (flat bed S1, ridge & furrow S2, pit technique S3) & two Mycorrhiza level (control M0, 8 kg ha-1 Mycorrhiza basal) in main plot and four zinc fertilization practices (control Z0, 0.5% ZnSO4 two foliar spray Z1, zinc sulphate @10 kg ha-1 basal+ 0.5% foliar spray Z2 & zinc sulphate @ 20 kg ha-1 basal Z3) in sub plots were laid out in split plot design and replicated thrice. It may be inferred that in pearl millet pit planting technique (S3), Mycorrhiza (M1) + fertilized with zinc sulphate (Z2) practice gave significantly higher growth parameters viz., plant stand, plant height, dry matter accumulation, crop growth rate, relative growth rate, chlorophyll content, root dry weight and number of green leaves plant-1 and quality parameters viz., protein content and protein yield in grain, ash and fibre content in stover as compared to all other treatment combinations on pooled basis.
planting method, pit, ridge & furrow, pearl millet, Mycorrhiza, zinc
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Ramniwas, S. M. Kumawat, Gograj Ola, Priyanka Gautam, Praveen Kumar Nitharwal, Lakshya Choudhary. (2023) Influence of Planting Methods, Mycorrhiza and Zinc Fertilization on Growth and Grain Yield of Pearl Millet (Pennisetum glaucum L.) in hot Arid Region. International Journal of Agricultural Science, 8, 211-223