International Journal of Agricultural Policy and Research
Vol.3 (7), pp. 287-292,July 2015
Available online at https://www.journalissues.org/IJAPR/
Article 14/ID/JPR232/06/ pages
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Original Research Article
Integrated application of fertilizer and compost on water transmission behavior and yield of wheat under different tillage systems
M.R. Islam1*, M.M. Rahman1, A. Huda1&2, H. Afroz1, S. Bilkis1 and M. A. Matin1
1Department of Soil Science Bangladesh Agricultural University Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh.
2Department of Soil Science, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh.
*Corresponding Author E-mail: mrislam69(at)yahoo.com
The experiment was conducted in Soil Science Field Laboratory of Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh during 2012-2013 to investigate the integrated effect of fertilizer and compost on water transmission behavior and yield of wheat under different tillage systems. The experiment was laid out in a split-plot design with three tillage treatments in the main plots and fertilizer with compost treatments in the sub-plots. The treatments were replicated thrice. The tillage treatments include one passing of a power tiller (T1), two passing of a power tiller (T2) and three passing of a power tiller (T3). Fertilizer and compost treatments were recommended dose of fertilizers (NPKSZn)(F) and 70% of F + compost at 6 t ha-1 (FC). The results demonstrate that the yield components of wheat except 1000-grain weight was maximum in T3 and it also recordedthe highest grain yield (4.3 t ha-1). The lowest grain yield of 3.6 t ha-1 was obtained in T1. The effect on cumulative infiltration and the rate of soil water infiltration was found due to the tillage intensity, fertilizer and compost application. It can be concluded that fertilizer and compost treatments along with three passing of power tiller can be practiced to maximize the wheat yield.
Key words: Fertilizer, compost, tillage, infiltration, wheat and yield