EFFECT OF NITROGEN AND ZINC LEVELS ON GROWTH AND YIELD OF BASMATI RICENirmal Joshi, Shiv Prakash Singh, Tikendra Kumar Yadav and Uppu Sai Sravan
An experiment was conducted to study the effect of nitrogen levels [Control, 100% recommended dose of nitrogen (RDN) through inorganic source (IS), 25% RDN (IS) + 25% RDN through organic source (OS), 50% RDN (IS) + 25% RDN (OS) and 75% RDN (IS) + 25% RDN (OS)] and zinc levels (2.5, 5.0 and 7.5 kg ha-1) on growth and yield of basmati rice. Growth, yield attributes and yield were highest with nitrogen level of 75% RDN (IS) + 25% RDN (OS) followed by 100% RDN (IS). Zinc level 5.0 kg ha-1 has produced maximum growth, yield attributes and yield. Grain yield obtained by combination of 75% RDN (IS) + 25% RDN (OS) along with 5.0 kg ha-1 Zn registered 2109.64 kg more yield than combination of control and 2.5 kg ha-1 Zn. 75% RDN (IS) + 25% RDN (OS) along with 5.0 kg ha-1 Zn has enhanced the growth and productivity of basmati rice.