Improving productivity of sesame & peanuts in newly reclaimed soils (sandy calcareous)

Abstract: The present thesis concerned with studying the methods of improving productivity of both peanut and sesame in the new reclaimed soils through the application of major and minor elements by using the traditional methods in this respect. Here six field experiment were carried out during the two growing seasons of 1993 and 1994 to study the effect of some nutrient element, i.e. major and micro on growth and yield of groundnut (Giza5 c.v.) and sesame ( Giza25 c.v.) on desert land. These experiment were carried out on the Agricultural Experimental Station of Assiut University in El-Ghorieb (20 kg East Assiut City) . The results obtained showed that peanut yield per unit area tended to react to the higher rates of nitrogen, i.e. 100 kg/fed nitrogen and phosphorus, i.e. 111 kg/fed P2O5. Potassium fertilizer failed to show any significant effect in this respect. Here too application of 100ppm/fed of micronutrients such as Fe, Mn and Zn as a foliar spray favoured yield of pods. However, sesame reacted to lower rates of nitrogen phosphorus and potassium. Here the forementioned results proved that using the conventional method of application fertilizers as well as surface irrigation are not advisable in such experimental sites which represent desert land
Publication year 1996
Availability location معهد بحوث المحاصيل الحقلية - مركز البحوث الزراعيه - 8 ش الجامعه - الجيزه
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Country Egypt
Department Oil Crops Research
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Agris Categories Crop husbandry
Calcareous soils. Groundnuts. Reclaimed soil. Sesame.
Publication Type Master Thesis