Zinc and Boron Application Improves Yield, Yield Components and Gross Returns of Mungbean (Vigna radiata L.)

Aniqa Mubeen, Muhammad Tariq Saeed, Muhammad Farrukh Saleem, Muhammad Ashfaq Wahid


Among pulses, mungbean is being considered as valuable cash crop in Pakistan but its productivity is under stress due to various agronomic and nutrient related management factors. Current study was planned to assess the interactive effect of soil applied zinc (Zn) and boron (B) under both field and pot managed conditions. Experiment was conducted at the Agronomic Research Area, Department of Agronomy, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad which is located at 31North latitude and 73East longitude with an altitude of 185 meters above sea level. The experimental treatments were comprised of three Zn (0, 2 and 4 kg Zn ha-1) and three B (0, 2 and 4 kg Zn ha-1) rates which were applied in nine combinations viz., B0Zn0, B0Zn2, B0Zn4, B2Zn0,B2Zn2,B2Zn4, B4Zn0, B4Zn2, B4Zn4. Results revealed that, variations between field and pot trials as treatment B0Zn4 helped to increase plant height (60.66 cm) and pod length (10.17 cm) in field trials while B2Zn4 positively affected plant height (56.8 cm & 27 cm), number of pods per plant (38.78 & 20.66), pod length (9.28 cm & 10.18 cm), number of nodules (12.56 & 9) and seed yield (1402 t ha-1 & 6.42 g plant-1) in both field and pot trials, respectively. Moreover, B2Zn4 treatment also improved the number of pod bearing branches per plant (9.03) and number of seeds per pod (8.36) in field trial as compared to control and other set of treatments. Yield related attributes were also significant with B2Zn2 treatment under field conditions but negative effects in terms of low yield and its related attributes were witnessed with other set of treatments under both experimental conditions. Based on this data, B2Zn4 isrecommended to farmers facing soil related Zn and B deficiency problems, to get maximum economic returns of mungbean.


Green gram; Minerals; N-fixation; Protein; Pulse crop

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.33687/jacm.002.02.3521


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