International Journal for Asian Contemporary Research, 3(1): 1-6
Effect of N P K Fertilizers on Growth, Yield and Nutritional Quality of Garden Pea
Received: 04 January 2023 || Accepted: 10 February 2023 || Published: 20 February 2023
A B S T R A C T
Garden pea (Pisum sativum L) is a year round popular green edible pod and protein rich edible seeds in Bangladesh. The study was conducted at the experimental field of Horticulture department, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Salna, Gazipur, Bangladesh to find out the effect of N P K fertilizer on growth, yield and nutritional quality of garden pea variety BARI Motorshuti-3. Five different levels of nitrogen (0, 30, 40, 50 and 60 kg N/ha), 5 levels of phosphorus (0, 10, 20, 30 and 40 kg P/ha), 4 levels of potassium (0, 15, 25 and 35 kg K/ha) and 3 levels of cow dung (0, 5 and 15 t/ha) were used in this study. Results revealed that growth, yield and nutritional quality of garden pea influenced significantly due to different fertilizer combination treatment. The tallest plant (47.23 cm), maximum number of nodes per plant (13.70), number of primary branches/plant (4.17), LAI (43.60), number of pods/plant (7.90), pod weight/plant at green pod stage (34.08g), pod weight/plant at brown pod stage (21.72 g), highest pod yield per hectare at green pod stage (17.04 tons), pod yield per hectare at brown pod stage (10.87 tons), number of seed/pod (5.53), weight of 100 dry seed (26.12 g), dry seed yield/plant (7.84g) and highest dry seed yield per hectare (3.92 tha-1) as well as the maximum protein percent (26.53 %), phosphorus (178.51 mg/100g), potassium (256.30 mg/100g), total sugar (2.42) and β–carotene (342.50 µg/100g) were found in treatment T14 (N40P20K25CD5). The results suggest that the application of N40P20K25CD5 kg ha-1 can support the higher yield of garden pea in shallow red brown terrace soils of Bangladesh.
Keywords: NPK fertilizer, growth, yield, nutritional quality and garden pea.
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To cite this article: Uddin, S.N., Zakaria, M., Hossain, M.M., Hossain, T., Karim, A.J.M.S., and Hossain, G.M.A. (2023). Effect of N P K Fertilizers on Growth, Yield and Nutritional Quality of Garden Pea. International Journal for Asian Contemporary Research, 3 (1): 1-6.
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