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, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 315–316 | Cite as

Residual effects of sulphur nutrition on the ratoon crop of sugarcane

  • Thomas Mathew
  • T. M. Kurian
  • Sosamma Cherian
  • G. Jayakumar
Short Communication

Abstract

Residual effects of sulphur application on the ratoon crop of sugarcane were studied during 1998–1999 and 2000–2001. The application of sulphur at 60 kg ha-1 in the form of gypsum in the plant crop created residual effects on the growth and development of the ratoon crop and appreciably increased the cane and sugar yield. The cane yield increased to the tune of 8.47 and 10.37 per cent as compared to control. However, the residual effect of sulphur nutrition carried out to the plant crop was not reflected on the juice quality of ratoon crop.

Keywords

Residual effect sulphur nutrition ratoon crop sugarcane 

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© Society for Sugar Research & Promotion 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Mathew
    • 1
  • T. M. Kurian
    • 1
  • Sosamma Cherian
    • 1
  • G. Jayakumar
    • 1
  1. 1.Sugarcane Research StationThiruvalla, Kerala - 689 102India

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