Effects of Different Sulphur Forms on Some Soil Properties and Plant Growth of Corn

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Karaca S., Bozkurt M. A., Sargın B.

International Agricultural Science Congress09-12 May 2018Van/Turkiye, Van, Turkey, 9 - 12 May 2018, pp.723

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Van
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.723
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


The objective of this study was to determine the effects of powder sulphur (PS) and liquid sulphur (LS) applications on the development of soil characteristics and corn plant traits (Tuono-600). The study was carried out in four replication according to randomized experimental design, , under greenhouse optimum growth conditions. In the study, each pot was filled with 1 kg of soil on the basis of the over dry weight, and the powder sulphur and liquid sulphur was applied in the dose of 250-500-1000 mg S kg-1. Basic fertilization amounted to 400 mg kg-1 of nitrogen and 80 mg kg -1 of phosphorus that was added to each pot. In soil samples were determined pH, content of CaCO3, electrical conductivity, texture, content of organic matter, available phosphorus, total nitrogen, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, manganese and copper. Moreover, content of N, P, K, Ca, Mg, Fe, Zn, Mn and Cu in plant samples was analysed. In addition, plant height, dry weight and fresh weight were measured in plant samples. As results, changes in soil pH and macro- and micro nutrients were found. The results of the analysis of plant and soil samples were compared with the limit values and the effects of powder and liquid sulphur forms on soil pH and nutrients were determined.