Effect of Foliar-Applied Fertilizers on Pigeonpeas (Cajanus cajan)

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Badillo-Feliciano, J., Abrams, R., & Pietri, R. (1977). Effect of Foliar-Applied Fertilizers on Pigeonpeas (Cajanus cajan). The Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico, 61(2), 217-220. https://doi.org/10.46429/jaupr.v61i2.10461


Two experiments were conducted in a Coto clay (Oxisol) at the Isabela Substation to determine the effect of foliar-applied nutrients on performance of two pigeonpea cultivars. The treatments consisted of foliar-applied Nutrileaf at a rate of 2.24 kg /ha at weekly, biweekly, triweekly, and monthly intervals; biweekly applications of equivalent amounts of N and P separately and combined as urea and triple su perphosphate, respectively; and a check without fertilizer. The data show that foliar-applied nutrients did not have significant effects on green pod yield, plant height, seed weight, protein content, or seed to pod ratio of the two cultivars. Cultivar Kaki yielded more green pods with heavier seeds and grew taller than the experimental line 2B- Bushy. The seed to pod ratio for 2B-Bushy was higher than that for Kaki, but in both protein content was almost the same.


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