Effect of sulphur containing fertilizer and poultry manure on the growth and yield of BARI Sarisha 15 in HSTU soil

Md. Ashraful Islam and Shah Moinur Rahman*

Deapertment of Soil Science, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Dinajpur 5200, Bangladesh.

*Corresponding author: nurhstu@gmail.com

Article history: Received: 8.7.2021, Accepted: 24.8.2021, Published: Online: 31.08.2021

To cite this article: Islam MA and Rahman SM. 2021. Effect of sulphur containing fertilizer and poultry manure on the growth and yield of BARI Sarisha 15 in HSTU soil. Intl. J. Agric. Med. Plants. 2(4): 1- 9.


An experiment was conducted at the Soil Science research field of Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Dinajpur during the period of September 2016 to February 2017 in order to investigate the effects of different levels of sulphur (S) and poultry manure (PM) on the yield and yield attributes of mustard (BARI sarisha 15). Four different levels of sulphur and three different levels of poultry manure were used as treatment viz. T1 = 0 kg S + 0 t PM ha-1, T2 = 20 kg S + 0 t PM ha-1, T3 = 30 kg S+ 0 t PM ha-1,T4 = 40 kg S + 0 t PM ha-1,T5= 0 kg S + 5 t PM ha-1,T6= 20 kg S + 5 t PM ha-1,T7= 30 kg S + 5 t PM ha-1,T8 = 40 kg S + 5 t PM ha-1,T9 = 0 kg S + 10 t PM ha-1,T10 = 20 kg S + 10 t PM ha-1,T11 = 30 kg S + 10 t PM ha-1 and T12 = 40 kg S + 10 t PM ha-1. The experimental results revealed that plant height, branches plant-1, pod number, pod length, 1000-seeds weight, seed yield, stover yield, nitrogen content and sulphur content in the plant were significantly influenced by S and PM. The highest plant height (94.47cm) was observed in T11 treatment and the lowest (50.57cm) was found in the control treatment. The maximum number of branches (7.26) was produced in the treatment T11 and minimum number of branches (2.83) was found in the treatment T1. The highest number of pod (19.37) was found in the treatment T12 which was statistically identical with T11 treatment. The lowest number of pod (8.53) was observed in the control treatment. Seed yield and stover yield of mustard plants were significantly influenced with the application of S along with PM. It was found that the application of 30 kg S ha-1 with 10 t PM ha-1 produced the highest seed and stover yield(418.33 kg ha-1) and (506.33 kg ha-1), respectively. The control treatment produced the lowest seed and stover yield (105.23 kg ha-1) and (103.9 kg ha-1), respectively. The findings of the study showed that the performance of the treatment T11 was the best among other treatments in respects of plant height, branches plant-1, number of pod plant-1, pod length, seed yield and stover yield of mustard. Therefore, 30kg S ha-1 with 10 t PM ha-1 is recommended for mustard cultivation.    

Keywords: BARI Sarisha 15, poultry manure, S containing fertilizer and stover yield


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