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Effect of soil sodicity on the growth, yield and chemical composition of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea Linn.)

Singh, S.B.; Abrol, I.P.

Plant and Soil 84(1): 123-127

1985


ISSN/ISBN: 0032-079X
DOI: 10.1007/bf02197873
Accession: 001348932

In a field experiment in Karnal, India, groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) was grown in sodic soils with exchangeable sodium percentage (ESP) ranging from 8 to 35 in the surface 15 cm layer and from 25 to 71 in the 15-30 cm layer. ESP over 15 in the surface soil delayed germination and emergence of flowers. There was continuous decrease in dry matter yield at 30 and 60 days of growth, grain and straw yield after harvest and protein, oil and kernel percent with increase in soil ESP.

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