Published: 2021-11-11

Page: 187-194


Department of Soil Science, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh.


Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh.


Department of Soil Science, Khulna Agricultural University, Khulna-9202, Bangladesh.


Soil Resource Development Institute, Ministry of Agriculture, Bangladesh.


Department of Soil Science, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh.


Department of Environmental Science and Management, North South University, Bangladesh.

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From March to May 2019, a field experiment was performed at the Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University's research farm in Dhaka to study the influence of nitrogen and sulfur on mungbean development and yield in a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with three replications. Three amounts of nitrogen (0, 15 & 25 kg ha-1, denoted as N0, N1, N2 correspondingly) and three levels of sulfur were used in the experiments ( 0, 20 & 25 kg ha-1 designated as S0, S1 & S2 respectively). With increasing nitrogen dosages up to 15 kg N ha-1, the number of seeds per pod, weight of 1000 seeds, and yield (1.11 t ha-1) rose considerably (N1). However, increasing nitrogen dosages up to 25 kg N ha-1 resulted in substantial increases in plant height at final harvest, number of branches, number of pods, and stover production (2.76 t ha-1) (N2 treatment). However, up to the treatment S1, plant height at final harvest, number of branches, weight of 1000 seeds, yield (1.04 t ha-1)and stover yield (1.86 t ha-1) all increased considerably (20 kg S ha-1). Plant height at final harvest, number of branches, seeds per pod, pod length, weight of 1000 seeds, yield (1.57 t ha-1), stover yield(2.53 t ha-1 ) increased up to N2S2 (25 kg N ha-1 + 25 kg S ha-1 ), but N2S1 treatment combination (25 kg N ha-1 + 20 kg S ha-1) showed statistically similar results as compared to N2S2 (25 kg N + 25 kg S ha-1) treatment.

Keywords: Nitrogen, sulfur, growth, yield, mungbean

How to Cite

MURSHED, M. F., SYFULLAH, K., ZONAYET, M., BASHAR, M. A., JAHAN, A., & SAYEED, K. M. A. (2021). EFFECT OF NITROGEN AND SULFUR ON THE GROWTH AND YIELD OF MUNGBEAN. Asian Journal of Plant and Soil Sciences, 6(1), 187–194. Retrieved from https://ikprress.org/index.php/AJOPSS/article/view/7141


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