African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5210

Full Length Research Paper

Effect of irrigation intervals and sulphur fertilizer on growth analyses and yield of Brassica juncea

Issa Piri1, Mohsen Moussavi Nik2, AbolfazlTavassoli3* and Fatemeh Rastegaripour3
  1Agriculture Department, Payame Noor University, P. O. Box 19395-4697, Tehran, I. R. of Iran. 2Department of Agriculture, Zabol University, Zabol, Iran. 3Department of Agriculture, Shirvan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shirvan, Iran.
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  •  Accepted: 30 July 2011
  •  Published: 16 October 2011



In order to study of Effect of irrigation intervals and sulphur fertilizer on growth analyses and yield of Indian mustard (B. juncea var. Pusa Jagannath), a field experiment was conducted at Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi during crop season of 2007-2008 and 2008-2009. The experiment was carried out in split plot designed with three replications. The treatments consisted of three levels (no irrigation, one irrigation at 45 days after sowing (DAS) and two irrigations at 45 DAS and 90 DAS) of irrigation in main plots and four levels (0, 15, 30 and 45 kg S/ha) of sulphur in sub-plots. The results showed that in both years of experimentation application of two irrigations significantly increased plant height and number of primary branches per plant over one irrigation, which resulted in significantly higher straw yield. Also application of two irrigations, being on par with one irrigation, significantly increased RGR and NAR over no irrigation at all the stages of plant growth in both the years of investigation. The increasing level of sulphur increased plant height, number of primary branches, yield straw and leaf area index, relative growth rate and net assimilation rate at all the stages of crop growth.


Key words: Indian mustard, irrigation, sulphur, growth indicators.