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Interaction effect of sulphur and phosphorus on growth and nutrient content of moong (Phaseolus aureus L.)

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Sulphur-phosphorus interaction has been studied in a greenhouse experiment on a soil, deficient both in S and P with moong (Phaseolus aureus) as the test crop. The treatments were in the factorial combination of five levels of S and P (0, 5, 10, 20 and 40 ppm) applied as CaSO4. 2H2O and Ca(H2PO4)2. H2O respectively. A uniform treatment of N and K was made. The yield of vegetative tissues and grains increased with the application of S and P individually but decreased when S and P were applied in different combinations. Sulphur application increased S content but decreased P content in straw as well as in grains. Total P content increased with applied P and decreased with S application. Applied sulphur increased and phosphorus decreased the protein content in moong grains. Changes in N:S ratio in interaction was found to exist between S and P on the yield, grain quality, concentration and total removal of sulphur and phosphorus by Moong crop The antagonistic effect of sulphur and phosphorus fertilizer on the uptake and utilization of each other was more conspicuous when they were applied together. re]19760106

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Aulakh, M.S., Pasricha, N.S. Interaction effect of sulphur and phosphorus on growth and nutrient content of moong (Phaseolus aureus L.). Plant Soil 47, 341–350 (1977).

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