Sesame agronomy in south-east tanzania. III. The effect of nitrogen and phosphorus on seed yield and oil content

B. R. Taylor, David Lamboll, E. Kafiriti

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Abstract

The response of sesame to fertilizer was studied in 11 trials at four different sites, in which phosphorus was applied at rates from 0 to 26 kg ha−1 to the seed bed and nitrogen at rates from 0 to 60 kg ha−1 after thinning. Yield responses, found only to the main effects of nitrogen and phosphorus, are discussed in relation to soil type and previous cropping history of the sites and used to calculate gross cash returns from fertilizer use. Seed oil content was affected by environment, but responses to nitrogen and phosphorus were inconsistent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-268
Number of pages6
JournalExperimental Agriculture
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPrint publication - Jul 1986

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