Effect of Zinc, Boron and Molybdenum on the seed yield of carrot (Daucus carota L.)

Authors

  • HC Mohanta Principal Scientific Officer, Tuber Crops Research Centre (TCRC), Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), Gazipur-1701
  • MM Hossain Professor, Banghabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Gazipur-1706
  • MS Alam Senior Scientific Officer, TCRC, BARI, Gazipur-1701
  • MH Reza Principal Scientific Officer, ARS, Burirhat, Rangpur
  • MM Islam Principal Scientific Officer, Tuber Crops Research Centre (TCRC), Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), Gazipur-1701

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjar.v38i4.18869

Keywords:

Carrot, seed yield, zinc, boron, molybdenum

Abstract

An experiment was conducted at the research field of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Salna, Gazipur during October 2006 to May 2007 to evaluate the effects of zinc, boron, and molybdenum on the seed yield of carrot. The soil of the studied field was deficient in zinc, boron, and molybdenum and represents Salna Series of Shallow Red Brown Terrace under Madhupur Tract (AEZ-28). Four (4) levels each of zinc (0, 2.0, 4.0, and 6.0 kg/ha), boron (0, 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 kg/ha) and molybdenum (0, 0.5, 1.0, and 1.5 kg/ha) were used to formulate 11 treatment combinations to observe their effects on the seed yield of carrot (cv. Bejo Shetal). A blanked dose of N120P54K150S20 kg/ha was also applied to nourish the crop. The experiment was laid out in a randomized complete block design with three replications. The seed yield of carrot was significantly increased due to integrated effects of zinc, boron and molybdenum. The highest seed yield (362.28 kg/ha) was found with Zn4.0B2.0Mo1.0 kg/ha combination, which was 283% higher over control. The maximum germination percentage (91.30) and vigor index (4.99) of seed was also recorded from the same treatment package and thus may be recommended for the production of carrot seed in the studied or alike area of the country.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bjar.v38i4.18869

Bangladesh J. Agril. Res. 38(4): 563-572, December 2013

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2014-05-10

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Mohanta, H., Hossain, M., Alam, M., Reza, M., & Islam, M. (2014). Effect of Zinc, Boron and Molybdenum on the seed yield of carrot (Daucus carota L.). Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Research, 38(4), 563–572. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjar.v38i4.18869

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