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Effects of Fertilizer on Growth, Yield and Leaf Mineral Contents of Pigeon Peas

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  • Hammerton, John L.

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Application of a compound fertilizer to supply 224 kg/ha each of N, P2Og and K^O in 5 equal doses during flowering, increased the yield of June-sown dwarf pigeon peas by 25% over the untreated control. The same total quantity during vegetative growth or over the entire growth period gave much lower yields. The Ν and Ρ contents of a standard leaf were increased by fertilizer application, but neither leaf-N nor-P appeared related to yield. Fertilizer application to a November-sown high density crop increased the yield of only one of three cultivars, in an experiment in which yields were very poor. Nitrogen alone decreased yields in a September-sown trial as did MNS04 as spray or soil drench and complete fertilizer as drench. The effects of fertilizers on branch number and plant height were generally small and variable.

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  • Hammerton, John L., 1973. "Effects of Fertilizer on Growth, Yield and Leaf Mineral Contents of Pigeon Peas," 11th Annual Meeting, July 2-6, 1973, Cave Hill, Barbados 263455, Caribbean Food Crops Society.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:cfcs11:263455
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