Influence of Sulphur and Boron on Growth and Yield of Garden Pea (Pisum sativum L.)

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Shovan Krishna Das
Khaleda Khatun
Tahmina Mostarin
Mutasim Fuad Shuvo
Kanij Fatima
Fairuj Anika Tonny
Anamika Sarkar
Md. Monir Hossain


An experiment was conducted at the Horticulture Farm of Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka during the period from October, 2018 to March, 2019 to study the influence of sulphur and boron on growth and yield of garden pea. The experiment comprised of two factors. Factor A: Levels of Sulphur (4 levels); S0: 0 kg S/ha (Control), S1: 10 kg S/ha, S2: 20 kg S/ha, S3: 30 kg S/ha and Factor B: Levels of Boron (4 levels); B0: 0 kg B/ha (Control), B1: 1 kg B/ha, B2: 2 kg B/ha, B3: 3 kg B/ha. This experiment was laid out in Randomized Complete Blocked Design (RCBD) with three replications. Sulphur and Boron application influenced significantly on most of the parameters. In case of sulphur, maximum plant height (50.84 cm), number of pods per plant (14.00), pod length (8.95 cm), number of seeds per pod (5.56) and green pod yield (10.76 t/ha) were recorded from S3 treatment. In case of boron application, maximum plant height (49.17 cm), number of pods per plant (13.48), pod length (8.66 cm), number of seeds per pod (5.41) and green pod yield (10.14 t/ha) were found in B2 treatment. Among the treatment combination, S3B2 treatment gave the highest green pod yield (12.19 t/ha) and the lowest (5.38 t/ha) was obtained from S0B0 treatment. So, garden pea sown at 30 kg S/ha with 2 kg B/ha for suitable green pea production in Dhaka region.

Boron, garden pea, growth, production, sulphur, yield.

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Das, S. K., Khatun, K., Mostarin, T., Shuvo, M. F., Fatima, K., Tonny, F. A., Sarkar, A., & Hossain, M. M. (2021). Influence of Sulphur and Boron on Growth and Yield of Garden Pea (Pisum sativum L.). Asian Journal of Agricultural and Horticultural Research, 7(4), 1-13.
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