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Effect of sulphur fertilization on yield response and sulphur and nitrogen composition of rice grown in the soils of Kanpur district



Effect of sulphur fertilization on yield response and sulphur and nitrogen composition of rice grown in the soils of Kanpur district



Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 53(9): 812-819



In greenhouse trials, 20-day-old seedlings of rice IR 8 were transplanted into 24 alluvial soils, differing widely in available S content, from the Kanpur district of Uttar Pradesh. On 12 soils, application of 50 p.p.m. S increased grain yields by <more or =>10%, the highest increase being 30%. S application increased total N and S contents of lamina, shoot, grain and straw and reduced the N:S ratio. Most deficient plants contained less than 0.16% S in lamina and shoot at tillering.

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