Effect of soil crusting on seedling emergence in sorghum genotypes

Agrawal, R P and Jhorar, B S and Maiti, R K and Raju, P S and Peacock, J M (1986) Effect of soil crusting on seedling emergence in sorghum genotypes. International Journal of Tropical Agriculture, 4 (1). pp. 15-22.

[img] PDF
Restricted to ICRISAT users only

Download (1MB) | Request a copy


The effect of soil crust on seedling emergence in sorghum genotypes was studied in Aridosols at Hisar end Alfisols at Patancheru. Although both soils were susceptible to surface crusting, the latter was also prone to soil hardening on drying. The increase in crust strength was accompanied by a decrease in soil moisture and an increase in soil temperature in the seed zone. Significant genetic variability was found in the ability of sorghum lines to emerge through the crust in the two soil types. Some promising genotypes with higher emergence through crust have been identified.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Mandate crops > Sorghum
Depositing User: Mr Charan Sai Ch
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2011 13:42
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2013 04:06
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/3403
Official URL:
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
View Statistics

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item