Effect of phosphocompost on the yield and P uptake of red gram (Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.)

M.M. Mishra, A.L. Khurana, S.S. Dudeja, K.K. Kapoor


The effect of Mussoorie rock phosphate-enriched compost, 'Phosphocompost' (containing 8.0 wt % P205), on yield and P uptake in red gram (Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.) was studied. The phosphocompost was superior to single superphosphate in its effects on yield, P and N uptake and nitrogenase activity of the nodules. Humic acid solubilized the rock phosphate and was considered one of the factors responsible for better availability of phosphate on composting.


Red gram; Phosphocompost; Yield; Phosphorus

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