Bangladesh J. Environ. Sci., Vol. 36, 11-14, 2019 @ BAED ISSN 1561-9206

EFFECT OF FOLIAR FERTILIZATION ON GROWTH AND YIELD OF JUTE

M. A. F. Mollah1, M. A. Khan2, M. Z. Tareq3, Z. A. Rafiq1 and M. Mozammel1

1Jute Research Regional Station, BJRI, Rangpur, Bangladesh

2Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC), Rajshahi, Bangladesh

3Jute Agriculture Experimental Station, BJRI, Manikganj, Bangladesh

ABSTRACT

A field experiment was conducted at Jute Research Regional Station, Bangladesh Jute Research Institute, Rangpur, Bangladesh in the year of 2018 to find out the efficiency of foliar application of different fertilizers for growth and yield of jute.

There were different fertilizers application treatments were like T1= RDF (traditional method); T2= RDF+(7.0g Urea+5.0g MoP+1.0g Theovit+0.50g Chillated Zinc+0.50g Boron)/L water; T3= RDF+(9.5g Urea+5.0g MoP+1.0g Theovit+0.50g Chillated Zinc+0.50g Boron)/L water; T4= RDF+(10.0g Urea+5.0g MoP+1.0g Theovit+0.50g Chillated Zinc+0.50g Boron)/L water.

Yield contributing characters were significantly affected by the different treatments. The highest plant height, base diameter, fibre and stick yield was recorded in T4 (3.11m, 13.43mm, 3.42 and 8.03 tha-1, respectively) treatment and the lowest was recorded in T1 (2.46m, 12.63mm, 2.18 and 6.25 tha-1, respectively) (control) treatment.

Key words: Foliar application, fertilizers, growth, yield, jute.