Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol.18, Issue 3, 2012; Page No.(555-560)

RESPONSE OF FIG (FICUS CARICA) TO DIFFERENT SOURCES AND LEVELS OF POTASSIUM

V.M. Sapkale, P.B. Jagtap and S.P. Gaikwad

Abstract

A field experiment was conducted for one year (2008-2009) in factorial randomized block design with three replications to study the effect of sources and levels of potassium on yield and quality of fig (cv. Deanna) at National Agriculture Research Project, Ganeshkhind, Pune (M.S.). The treatments consisted three sources of K2O, i.e. muriate of potash , nitrate of potash, sulphate of potash. These sources were applied with four levels of K2O, i.e. L1-75% of recommended dose of K2O, L2-100% of recommended dose of K2O, L3 -125% of recommended dose of K2O and L 4 - 150% of recommended dose of K2O.The data revealed that among different sources application of K2SO4 as a source of K2O showed significant increase in yield, quality and nutrient uptake over KCl application. The higher application of K2O was showed positive effect on these parameters. The application of 150% of recommended dose of K2O to fig found significantly superior for yield, quality and nutrient uptake.

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