Yield and yield components of chick pea as affected by various levels of FYM and rhizobium inoculation

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Farooq Nawaz, Nangial Khan* Junaid Ali Shah Abdullah Khan Adeel Liaqat, Saif Ullah Anis Ur Rehman Khalil Talha Jan, Shahid Ullah, Mehran Ali Mr. Sohail Murad Ali


The experiment was conducted at the Agronomy Research Farm, The University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan during  winter 2015 in a simple randomized complete block design (RCBD) having three replications. Farmyard manure (FYM) application at four levels (0, 5, 10, and 15 ton ha-1) with variety (Inoculated and non-inoculated) were included in experiment. FYM application at the rate of 15 ton ha-1 resulted in higher grain yield (2198.53 kg ha-1) as compared to control (1762.68 kg ha-1). Similarly inoculated seeds produced higher grain yield (2083.06 kg ha-1) as compared to non­­-inoculated seeds (1915.92 kg ha-1). The pods plant-1 and thousand grain weight were significantly affected by FYM and inoculation while grains pod-1was significantly affected by only FYM. The grains were more pod-1 in plots supplied with 15 tons FYM ha-1 while less number of grains pod-1 (1.48) resulted in control plots. Plants formed more pods (63.68) and maximum thousand grain weight (260.21 g) was calculated in plots treated with FYM at the rate of 15 ton ha-1 as compared to other levels. In the same way more pods plant-1(58.44) and thousand grain weight (241.65 g) was observed in plots with inoculated seed sown. Hence application of FYM at the rate of 15 ton ha-1 and inoculation of seeds with rhizobium strains is recommended for better yield of chick pea.

Keywords: Chick Pea; Farm Yard Manure; Rhizobium Inoculation


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