10. Sowing time and nitrogen application methods impact on production traits of Kalonji (Nigella sativa L.)

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Abid Mehmood, Khalid Naveed, Kamran Azeem, Ayub Khan Naushad Ali, Shah Masaud Khan


The establishment of Kalonji crop in climatic condition of District Haripur was studied for high quality and production through sowing time and nitrogen application methods. This study was carried out during Rabi 2016-17 at Agricultural Research Farm University of Haripur, KPK. The study was arranged in RCBD split plot arrangement having six sowing times as main plot while three nitrogen application methods were kept in subplots replicated thrice. Sowing time and nitrogen application methods significantly influenced plant height at 1st flower initiation, plant height at maturity, days to maturity, number of capsules plant-1, number of seeds capsule-1, 1000-grains weight, grain yield and fixed oil content however, essential oil content were non-significantly affected by application methods. Crop sown on 10th November and nitrogen application methods 50% during sowing, 25% 60 DAS and remaining 25% 90 DAS as foliar application increases the quality and production traits of Kalonji in agro-climatic conditions of District Haripur.

Keywords: Days after sowing; Kalonji; Nitrogen application methods; Sowing time


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