Potential use of Mascagnite [(NH4)2.SO4]: A way to ameliorate crop yield and nitrogen fixation capacity of Lens culinaris L.
Priti Rajpoot, Kuldeep kumar, Asma, Dr. Ashok Kumar
A field experiment was carried out to evaluate the effect of different levels of mascagnite solution on some bio-chemical parameters such as: proline, Leghaemoglobin, chlorophyll, nitrogen, phosphorous, protein, and nitrate and nitrite reductase enzymes activity in lentil crop. The experiments were conducted in the research farm of the Botany Department of C.C.S. University, Meerut in Rabi season (2017-18). Mascagnite, a source of nitrogen and sulfur nutrients has the potential agronomic benefits in increasing crop production over other commonly used N and S fertilizers. 1.5 % of ammonium sulphate was found beneficial for the lentil crop productivity as compared to others remaining 0%, 0.5%, 1.0% treatments. 1.5% of mascagnite solution had the better potential to reduce the stress conditions and enhanced the biochemical pathways to provide essential elements such as nitrogen or sulfur.
Priti Rajpoot, Kuldeep kumar, Asma, Dr. Ashok Kumar. Potential use of Mascagnite [(NH4)2.SO4]: A way to ameliorate crop yield and nitrogen fixation capacity of Lens culinaris L.. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 5, Issue 6, 2018, Pages 81-85