AICRP-LTFE Barrackpore

This experiment has been added by the GLTEN Curators using existing published sources.
Objective
To study the long-term impacts of fertilizers on soil quality, crop productivity and sustainability.
Description
The introduction of high yielding varieties, irrigation and improved fertilizers accelerated the mining of nutrients from the soil. To sustain the productivity it was essential to maintain the supply of nutrients to the soil. The All India Coordinated Research Project on Long-Term Fertilizer Experiments (AICRP-LTFE) in September 1970 at 11 centres to understand the long term impacts of fertilizers on productivity, soil quality and the environment.
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Organizations
Indian Council of Agricultural Research
research organisation
Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibers
research organisation
Person
Dr D.K. Kundu
principal investigator
Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibers
Department of Soil Science and Microbiology

Site: Barrackpore

Location
Barrackpore
West Bengal
India
Geographic location
22.75, 88.433333
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Elevation
9 Metres
Visits permitted?
No
Soil description
Soils are alluvial Typic Eutrochrept with sandy loam texture.
Soil properties
VariableDepthValue (range)UnitsRef yearEstimated?Baseline?
soil density0 – 15 Centimetres1.35 gram per cubic centimetre
sand content0 – 15 Centimetres54 Percent
silt content0 – 15 Centimetres28 Percent
clay content0 – 15 Centimetres18 Percent
soil organic carbon0 – 15 Centimetres7.12 gram per kilogram
total soil nitrogen0 – 15 Centimetres860 milligram per kilogram
soil pH0 – 15 Centimetres7.1
cation exchange capacity0 – 15 Centimetres19.1 kilogram per mole
soil density0 – 15 Centimetres (1.27 – 1.36) gram per cubic centimetre2001
soil organic carbon0 – 15 Centimetres (5.4 – 7.9) gram per kilogram2001
total soil nitrogen0 – 15 Centimetres (422 – 927) milligram per kilogram2001
soil pH0 – 15 Centimetres (6.9 – 7.28) 2001
cation exchange capacity0 – 15 Centimetres (13.1 – 31) kilogram per mole2001
Climate description
Sub-humid to humid sub tropical climate
Climate properties
VariableTime periodValue (range)Units
precipitation1698 millimeter

Design period: (1971—)

Description
The experiment grows three crops per year: Jute, rice and wheat
Number of harvests per year
3
Crops
CropYears grown
rice
wheat
Corchorus olitorius
Factors
Factor name
Factor levels
nitrogen fertilizer exposure
Factor levels are percentages of recommended doses.
50%  (60 kgN/ha)
60 kg N ha-1 to rice and wheat. 30 kg N ha-1 to jute
100%  (120 kgN/ha)
120 kg N ha-1 to rice and wheat. 60 kg N ha-1 to jute
150%  (180 kgN/ha)
180 kg N ha-1 to rice and wheat. 90 kg N ha-1 to jute
phosphate fertilizer exposure
Factor levels are percentages of recommended doses.
50%  (13 kgP/ha)
13 kg P ha-1 to rice and wheat. 6.5 kg P ha-1 to jute
100%  (26 kgP/ha)
26 kg P ha-1 to rice and wheat. 13 kg P ha-1 to jute
150%  (39 kgP/ha)
39 kg P ha-1 to rice and wheat. 19.5 kg P ha-1 to jute
potassium fertilizer exposure
Factor levels are percentages of recommended doses.
50%  (25 kgK/ha)
Applied to crop: All crops
100%  (50 kgK/ha)
Applied to crop: All crops
150%  (75 kgK/ha)
Applied to crop: All crops
pest control process
hand weeding process
sulfate fertiliser exposure
Extra sulfur  (10 kgS/ha)
Applied to crop: wheat
Chemical form: zinc sulfate
Sulfur free NPK
Applied to crop: All crops
NPK supplied as a sulfur free source
natural fertilizer exposure
farmyard manure  (10 t/ha)
Chemical form: farmyard manure
Factor combinations
50% NPK
nitrogen fertilizer exposure: 50%
phosphate fertilizer exposure: 50%
potassium fertilizer exposure: 50%
100% NPK
nitrogen fertilizer exposure: 100%
phosphate fertilizer exposure: 100%
potassium fertilizer exposure: 100%
150% NPK
nitrogen fertilizer exposure: 150%
phosphate fertilizer exposure: 150%
potassium fertilizer exposure: 150%
100% NPK + hand weeding
nitrogen fertilizer exposure: 100%
phosphate fertilizer exposure: 100%
potassium fertilizer exposure: 100%
pest control process: hand weeding process
100% NPK + zinc sulfate
nitrogen fertilizer exposure: 100%
phosphate fertilizer exposure: 100%
potassium fertilizer exposure: 100%
sulfate fertiliser exposure: Extra sulfur
100% NP
nitrogen fertilizer exposure: 100%
potassium fertilizer exposure: 100%
100% N
nitrogen fertilizer exposure: 100%
100% NPK + FYM
nitrogen fertilizer exposure: 100%
phosphate fertilizer exposure: 100%
potassium fertilizer exposure: 100%
natural fertilizer exposure: farmyard manure
100% NPK as sulfur free sources
sulfate fertiliser exposure: Sulfur free NPK
Control
No inputs
Measurements
VariableMaterialUnitsFrequencyScaleComment
grain yield traitNot specified
composition of soilSoilSoil pH, exchangeable cations, organic carbon and available nutrients analysed.

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