Morpho-Physiological Variations in Pearl Millet [Pennisetum glaucum L. (R.Br)] in Response to Foliar Applications of NPK
This study was carried out to evaluate the response of Pearl millet to foliar applications of NPK fertilizer with different levels i.e. T (control), T (NPK 4:4:3), T (NPK 8:8:6). Foliar applications of NPK fertilizer enhanced the growth and chlorophyll 0 1 2 contents of pearl millet. Maximum increase in growth attributes were recorded in T (NPK 8:8:6) while, high increase in chlorophyll 2 and carotenoides contents of pearl millet was measured in T (NPK 4:4:3) as compared to T0 (control) and T (NPK 8:8:6) at both 1 2 + seedling and vegetative stages. Variations were also observed in chemical analysis for N and K at both stages of growth under NPK applications. It was concluded that NPK are the major nutrients required for plant growth but its applications are more effective than applications in root medium.