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Journal of Progressive Agriculture
Year : 2023, Volume : 14, Issue : 1
First page : ( 69) Last page : ( 73)
Print ISSN : 2229-4244. Online ISSN : 2278-0556.

Response of pearl millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.] to foliar application of nano nitrogen fertilizer (nano urea)

Dayanand1, Khan Rashid1, Chandra Subhash2, Nagar Rajendra1, Khatana Raghunandan Singh1, Nagar Vimal1

1Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Abusar, Jhunjhunu

2Directorate of Extension Education, SKRAU, Bikaner

Email: kvkabusar@gmail.com

Online Published on 28 July, 2023.

Abstract

Nitrogen is the most limiting macro-nutrient that determines the crop productivity. However, soil application of nitrogen in the form of chemical fertilizer might be subjected to various losses. Foliar application of urea is a well-known technique to abate acute deficiency at any crop growing stage. To evaluate the comparative performance of soil application of urea and foliar application of nano-urea and response of Pearl millet crop, a field investigation was conducted at farmers field during kharif-2021 at Siriyasar Kalan village of Jhunjhunu district in Rajasthan. In control plot granular urea (75 kg/ha) was applied as basal dose (37.50 kg/ha) &top dressing (37.50 kg/ha) while in another plot 37.5 kg per hectare nitrogen was supplied by basal application followed by two foliar spray of Nano Urea @ 2 ml/litre of water at tillering and ear formation stage. Results of trial revealed that yield of grain in nano urea sprayed plot (11.21 q/ ha) was 8.96 per cent higher than granular urea applied plot (10.29 q/ha). The monetary benefit (Rs/ha.) in nano urea sprayed plot over granular urea applied plot was 1420 rupees per hectare and benefit cost ratio for nano urea sprayed plot &granular urea applied plot was 1.19 & 1.15, respectively.

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Keywords

Peall Millet, Nano urea, Nitrogen, Foliar application.

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