Impact of sugarcane press mud application on the productivity of some legumes under salt water irrigation

Document Type : Original Article


1 National Research Centre

2 Soils and water use Dept., National research centre

3 Field Crop Res. Depart. National Research Centre

4 Central Laboratory for Environmental Quality Monitoring, National Water Research Center, Egypt


Increasing the production and quality of the faba bean crop is the main objective of the farmers and breeders. The application of sugarcane press mud is one of the new agricultural strategies of faba bean crop production. The field experiments were conducted to study the effect of sugarcane press mud on the growth and productivity of faba bean (Giza-716 and Nubaria-3) varieties under saline irrigation water in sandy soil. The results showed that the addition of sugarcane press mud significantly increased growth parameters, yield and chemical constituents of Giza-716 and Nubaria-3 varieties compared to control under saline irrigation water in sandy soil conditions. The results could be summarized that there were significant differences between the two varieties on all growth parameters concerning yield and chemical composition per dry grains of faba bean in both seasons. Nubaria-3 variety significantly surpasses Giza-716 variety on growth characteristics, grain and straw yield and percentage of nutritional values of faba bean dry grain i.e. NPK, crude protein, total carbohydrates and total soluble sugars. Finally, for improving yield and quality of faba bean plants under saline irrigation water the best treatment with 150 kg/fed sugarcane press_ mud and it was effective in knowing some new technologies to improve the productivity of faba bean in sandy soil conditions.


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  • Receive Date: 29 September 2021
  • Revise Date: 12 December 2021
  • Accept Date: 26 December 2021
  • First Publish Date: 26 December 2021