Inayat Ur Rahman, Aftab Afzal, Zafar Iqbal, Farhana Ijaz, Shafiul Manan, Sohail, Asghar Ali, Khalid Khan, Sumaira Karim, Ghulam Qadir
Department of Botany Hazara University, Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Key words: Phaseolus vulgaris, foliar spray, Mansehra, poultry manure, yield.
In Pakistan one of the main causes of the low production of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is lack of proper fertilizer management especially of mineral nutrients which plays crucial role in growth and yield of bean. Foliar feeding of mineral nutrients may be used as a supplement for obtaining higher yield. Experiment was conducted to investigate the effect of different nutrients application on common bean at experimental field, Department of Botany, Hazara University, Mansehra during 2012-13 in Randomized Complete Block Design with three replicates and four treatments i.e. control (H2O spray alone), poultry manure, DAP (Di-ammonium Phosphate) and foliar spray of (NPK 20:20:20). The results showed that foliar spray of NPK significantly increased number of pods plant-1, number of seeds pod-1, number of seeds plant-1, biomass and grain yield. It may be concluded that foliar spray of NPK is the suitable application for the maximum yield of common bean.
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