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Evaluation of Humic Acid Application Methods for Yield and Yield Components of Mungbean

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A triplicate field experiment laid out in randomized complete block design was conducted to evaluate different humic acid (HA) application methods at Agricultural Research Farm, of KPK Agricultural University, Peshawar. Three methods of HA application: seed priming, foliar spray and soil application were included in the experiment. Humic acid application methods significantly affected pods plant-1, grains pod-1, 1000 grain weights, and grain yield whereas biological yield was not significantly affected by HA application methods. Humic acid application at the rate of 3 kg·ha-1 resulted in higher number of pods plant-1, thousand grain weights and grain yield, however it was statistically similar to the treatments where HA was soil applied at rate of 1 and 2 kg·ha-1, seed priming with 0% (water soaked), 1%, 2% HA solution and foliar spray with 0.01%, 0.05% and 0.1% of HA solution. It is concluded that HA application in all the three methods significantly enhances grain yield and yield components of mungbean.

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Waqas, M. , Ahmad, B. , Arif, M. , Munsif, F. , Latif Khan, A. , Amin, M. , Kang, S. , Kim, Y. and Lee, I. (2014) Evaluation of Humic Acid Application Methods for Yield and Yield Components of Mungbean. American Journal of Plant Sciences, 5, 2269-2276. doi: 10.4236/ajps.2014.515241.

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