Effect of Different Levels of Potassium Fertilizer on the Yield Components of BARI Bush Bean-2

Main Article Content

Basudeb Roy
Alok Kumar Paul
A. T. M. Shamsuddoha


A field experiment was carried out at Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University Farm during the Rabi season of November 2008 to March 2009 to investigate effect of different levels of potassium fertilizer on the yield components of BARI Bush Bean-2. The red brown terrace soil of Tejgaon was silty clay loam having pH 5.6. The experiment was laid out in a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with three replications. The experiment comprises 4 levels of potassium in the form of MoP (0, 20, 40 and 60 kg potassium/ha). The results revealed that different levels of potassium showed significant variations on the yield and yield components of BARI Bush Bean-2. The treatment K40 (40 kg potassium) gave the maximum pod length (10.90 cm), pod diameter (2.95 cm), average single pod weight (5.49 g), total pod weight per plant (25.37 g), pod yield per plot (1795.83 g) and pod yield per hectare (4.38 ton). Thus the results of the experiment suggested that the use of 40 kg potassium produced highest yield of BARI Bush Bean-2 in red brown terrace soil of the Tejgaon series.

Yield, bush bean, potassium

Article Details

How to Cite
Roy, B., Paul, A. K., & Shamsuddoha, A. T. M. (2020). Effect of Different Levels of Potassium Fertilizer on the Yield Components of BARI Bush Bean-2. Asian Soil Research Journal, 3(2), 35-40. https://doi.org/10.9734/asrj/2020/v3i230070
Original Research Article


Ali QS, Zeb S, Jamil E, Ahmed N, Sajid M, Siddique S, Shahid M. Effect of various levels of nitrogen, phosphorus and potash on the yield of French bean. Pure and Applied Biology. 2015;4(3):318.

Heuzé V, Tran G, Nozière P, Lebas F. Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris). Feedipedia, A Programme by INRA, CIRAD, AFZ and FAO. 2015;14:50.

Nasrin S, Al-Amin M, Mabud AG, Sani MNH. Growth and yield response of bush bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) as influenced by different levels of nitrogen and phosphorus application. Asian Journal of Research in Crop Science. 2019;1-8.

Tindall HD. Vegetables in the tropics. McMillan Education Ltd., New York. 1988;527.

Swiader JM, Ware GM, McCollum JP. Producing vegetable crops. 4th Ed. Interstate Publishers, Inc., Danville, Illions, USA. 1992;233-249.

Pierce LC. Legumes. In: Vegetable: Characters, Production and Marketing. John Wiley and Sons, New York. 1987;561-567.

Rashid MM. Sabji Biggan. In Bangla. 2nd Ed., Rashid Publishing House, Dhaka. 1999;396-399.

Fatema R, Rahman J, Shozib H, Nazrul M, Fatima K. Genetic diversity and nutritional components evaluation of Bangladeshi germplasms of Kidney bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). Journal of Genetic Resources. 2019;5(2):83-96.

Baloch MS, Zubair M. Effect of nipping on growth and yield of chickpea. J Anim Pl Sci. 2010;20(3):208-210.

Kakon SS, Bhuiya MSU, Hossain SMA, Sultana N. Flowering behaviour and seed yield of French bean as affected by variety. International Journal of Applied Sciences and Biotechnology. 2015;3(3):483-489.

Arya MPS, Kalara GS. Effect of phosphosrus dose on the growth, yield and quality of summer mung (Vigna radiata L. Wilezek) and soil nitrogen. India J. Agric. Res. 1988;22(1):23-30.

Mozumder SN, Moniruzzaman M, Islam MR, Alam SN. Effect of planting time and spacing on the yield performance of bush bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) in the eastern hilly area of Bangladesh. Legume Res. 2003;26(4):242-247.

Buckman HO, Brady NC. The nature and properties of soil. Eurasia Publishing House (P) Ltd., New Delhi. 1980;456- 475.

Beg MZ, Sohrab A. Effect of potassium on Moong bean. Indian. J. L. Sci. 2012;1(2): 109-114.

Vorob VA. Effective inoculation of leguminous plants in relation to provision of phosphorus and potassium and dependence on rhizosphere temperature. Agrokhimiya. 2000;2(222):42-44.

Van Schoonhoon A, Voysests O. Common bean: Research for crop improvement. CAB International, Oxon. 1991;980.

Cakmak I. The role of potassium in alleviating detrimental effects of abiotic stresses in plants. J. Plant Nutr. Soil Sci. 2005;168:521–530.

Lester GE, Jifon JI, Stewart WM. Better Crops. 2007;91(1):24-25.

Yang XE, Wang WM, He ZI. Physiological and genetic characteristics of nutrient efficiency of plants in acid soils. 2004;78-83.

Gupta K, Dey A, Gupta B. Plant polyamines in abiotic stress responses. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum. 2013;35: 2015-2036.

Malvi UR. Interaction of micronutrients with major nutrients with special reference to potassium. Karnataka J. Agric. Sci. 2011;24(1):106-109.

BARI (Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute). Adhunik Krishi Projukti Hat Boi. 2019;146.

Gomez AK, Gomez AA. Statistical procedures for agricultural research. Second Edition. John Wiley and Sons, New York, U.S.A.; 1984.

Kanaujia SP, Narayan R, Narayan S. Effect of phosphorus and potassium on growth, yield and quality of French bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) cv. Contender. Veg. Sci. 1999;26:91-92.

Al-Temimi AH. Evaluating the performance of selected generations of cowpea for drought tolerance. Doctoral Thesis, College of Agriculture, University of Baghdad, Iraq; 2015.

Alidu MS, Atokple IDK, Akromah R. Genetic analysis of vegetative-stage drought tolerance in cowpea. Greener J. Agric. Sci. 2013;3:481-496.

Liang J, Yin ZC, Wang YJ, Xiao HY, Zhang WQ, Yin FX. Effects of different density and fertilizer application methods on the yield of mung bean. J. Horticulture and Seed. 2011;6:81–83.

Marschner M. Mineral nutrition of higher plants. 2nd Edn. Academic Press, London, New York. 1995;200-255.

Mayer WS, Green GC. Water use by wheat and plant indicators of available soil water. Agron. J. 1980;72:253-257.

Mohamed FM. Screening f some common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) cutivars or production in Southern Egypt and pan coefficient analysis for green pod yield. Assiut. J. Agric. Sci. 1997;28:91-106.

Begum A, Ahad A, Kaisar MO, Islam MM, Anam MK. Effect of sowing dates and fertilizer treatments on the reproductive variability of French bean (Phaseolus vulgaris). Pak. J. Biol. Sci. 2003;6(22): 1897-1901.

Radhi DA. Effects of genotypes and potassium rates on some of cowpea traits heritability. Asian J. Crop Sci. 2017;9:11-19.