follow up application of potassium should be made to the site since these cations can displace potassium from the soil exchange sites.2. As use of the site increases, so should the amount of potassium fertilization. During periods of heavy use, apply light, frequent applications of potassium to the soil.3. Spring and fall is the most important time of the year to make potassium fertilizer applications.Potassium is a key nutrient in the development of new root growth. In the fall, plant tissuelevels of potassium are very critical in preparing the plants for winter survival. Low planttissue levels in the fall to early winter months can dramatically increase the potential for winter injury.Thus at last we can say that
is a key essential plant nutrient. In this connection, to prove the importance of Potash in plants, 14 demonstrations had been carried out by KrishiVigyan Kendra, Kapurthala (Punjab) at the farmer’s fields in Wheat and paddy crops fromthe year 2007 onward. In these demonstrations, first initial inherent soil fertility with respectto Potash was analysed and only fields having low Potash status were selected and in thesedemonstrations potash was applied @ of 50 kg ha
Demonstration 1. Effect of Potash fertilizer on wheat yield during Rabi 2007.
Soil Fertility Status:SrNo.Name of the farmers and addressVarietyDate of sowingInitial Potash status(kg/ha)
1.Sh. Gurdeep Singh S/o Sh. Sunder Singh, Vill: KolianwalPBW-3439-11-07130.5 (Low)2.Sh. Jasjeet Singh S/o Sh. Hari Singh,Vill: Blerkhanpur PBW-34311-11-07129.5 (Low)3.Sukhwinder Singh S/o Sh. Mohinder Singh, Vill: Blerkhanpur PBW-3436-11-07109.3 (Low)4.Sh. Gurcharan Singh S/o Sh. GurmejSingh, Vill: Talwandi MehmaPBW-34314-11-0790.5 (Low)5.Sh. Mohinder Singh S/o Sh. Kesar Singh, Vill: Blerkhanpur PBW-34316-11-07112.0 kg (Low)
SrName of farmerDate of Date of Effective1000 grainYield (q/ha)