Response of chickpea varieties to boron application in calcareous and terrace soils of Bangladesh

  • MA Quddus Senior Scientific Officer, Soil and Water Management Section, HRC, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), Gazipur
  • MA Hossain Chief Scientific Officer, Soil Science Division, BARI, Gazipur
  • HM Naser Principal Scientific Officer, Soil Science Division, BARI, Gazipur
  • N Naher Scientific Officer, Pulses Research Sub-Station, BARI, Gazipur
  • F Khatun Principal Scientific Officer, Oilseed Research Centre, BARI, Gazipur
Keywords: Chickpea, boron, yield, nodulation, protein content

Abstract

An experiment was conducted at Madaripur and Gazipur during rabi (winter) season of 2012-13 and 2013-14 to determine the optimum dose of B for different varieties of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). There were 12 treatment combinations comprising three varieties (BARI Chola-5, BARI Chola-8 and BARI Chola-9) and four levels of boron (0, 1, 1.5 and 2 kg ha-1) along with a blanket dose of N20P20K25S10Zn2 kg ha-1. Boron was applied as H3BO3. Results showed BARI Chola-9 with 1.5 kg B ha-1 produced the highest seed yield of 1338 kg ha- 1 at Madaripur and 2218 kg ha-1 at Gazipur. Nodulation, nitrogen (N) and protein contents were also found highest for the same variety and B treatment. The other two varieties (BARI Chola-5 and BARI Chola-8) also performed higher yield in the plot receiving 1.5 kg B ha-1 compared to 1 kg B ha-1 or 2 kg B ha-1 at both locations. The results suggest that BARI Chola-9 and 1.5 kg B ha-1 along with N20P20K25S10Zn2 kg ha-1 could be used for achieving higher yield of chickpea in calcareous and terrace soils of Bangladesh.

Bangladesh J. Agril. Res. 43(4): 543-556, December 2018

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2018-12-04
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Quddus, M., Hossain, M., Naser, H., Naher, N., & Khatun, F. (2018). Response of chickpea varieties to boron application in calcareous and terrace soils of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Research, 43(4), 543-556. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjar.v43i4.39152
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