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Sulphur Deficiency in sesamum

Sulphur Deficiency in sesamum


  • The growth of the plant is retarded.
  • Leaf size is reduced. Initially, the fully emerged young leaves turn pale.
  • Later, turns golden yellow.
  • On individual leaves, paling starts from the distal part and spreads to the base of the lamina.
  • If severe deficiency continues, the young leaves shed prematurely.
  • The number and size of flowers are reduced.
  • Under severe deficiency flowers shed prematurely causing loss of pod yield.

Chemical control

  • Apply fertilisers containing sulphur to the soil.
  • In case of sulphur deficient soils an application of 40 - 60kg/ha sulphur is recommended.
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