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Molybdenum Deficiency in sesamum

Molybdenum Deficiency in sesamum


  • Plants develop yellowing and scorching of margins of old leaves.
  • Yellowing gradually spreads to the interveinal areas which become dry and papery.
  • Leaves show downward curling.
  • Symptoms gradually spread to middle and young leaves.
  • Deficient plants do not bear pods.

Chemical control

  • Apply Molybdenum based (Sodium Molybdate 37 - 39%) fertilisers.
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