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

Abstract


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.

Keywords


Red gram; Phosphocompost; Yield; Phosphorus

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