Bangladesh J. Environ. Sci., Vol. 36, 39-42, 2019 @ BAED ISSN 1561-9206

EFFECT OF PHOSPHORUS AND ZINC ON THE YIELD AND OIL CONTENT OF SESAME

M. S. Hossain, M. N. Alam1, S. Mandal2, M. M. Rashid3 and M. N. Morshed4

Planning and Development Division, Bangladesh Sugarcrop Research Institute, Ishurdi, Pabna

1Department of Management, Govt. Edward College, Pabna

2Farm Division, Bangladesh Sugarcrop Research Institute, Ishurdi, Pabna

3 Bangladesh Sugarcrop Research Institute, Ishurdi, Pabna

4Bangladesh Sugarcrop Research Institute, Rahmotpur Sub-station, Barishal

ABSTRACT

The experiment was conducted at the Research farm of the Department of Agronomy and Extension, Rajshahi University, Rajshahi during March to June 2016 to examine the effect of Phosphorus and Zinc on the yield and oil content of Sesame. BINA TIL-3 variety was used for the present study. This experiment was consisted of two factors; Factor-A: three levels of phosphorus viz. P0 (0 % P), P1 (20 % P) and P2 (30 % P) and Factor B: three levels of Zinc viz. Zn0 (0 % ZnO), Zn1 (2.5 % ZnO) and Zn2 (5 % ZnO). The experiment was laid out in a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with three replications. Different levels of phosphorus and zinc showed significant effect on yield and oil content of sesame. Individually phosphorus and zinc had significant effect on highest seed yield and harvest index. Interaction effect of phosphorus and zinc also showed significant effect yield and oil content of sesame. The highest Seed yield (1807.00 kgha-1), Stover yield (3203.00 kgha-1), biological yield (5009.67 kgha-1), harvest index (36.07%), oil content (47.38%) was recorded from P1Zn1.

Key words: Phosphorus, zinc, yield, oil content, BINA TIL-1