Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 11 No. 2

Effect of Irrigation and Nitrogen on Growth and Yield of linseed (Linum usitatissimum L.)

Manoj P. Dohat, R. A. Patel, V.Y.Patel and H. K. Patel

Department of Agronomy, B. A. College of Agriculture, Anand Agricultural University, Anand-388 110, Gujarat, India.

Received on 16 December 2016 and accepted on 20 January 2017

 

ABSTRACT

An experiment was conducted during rabi season of the year 2013-14 at College Agronomy Farm, B. A. College of Agriculture, Anand Agricultural University, Anand (Gujarat) to study the effect of irrigation and nitrogen on linseed (Linum usitatissimum L.). Higher values of growth characters, yield attributes, seed and straw yield were recorded under irrigation level I3 (0.8 IW:CPE ratio). Each successive increase in the level of N from 30 to 90 kg/ha significantly increased the growth characters, yield attributes, seed and straw yield. The WUE was recorded higher with I1 treatment (0.4 IW:CPE ratio). Application of nitrogen @ 90 kg N ha-1 in conjuction with irrigation at 0.8 IW:CPE ratio produced maximum seed yield (465 kg ha-1).

Keywords : Linseed, Irrigation and Nitrogen.