Agronomic performance of autumn- and winter-cropped Indian mustard (Brassica juncea L.) in response to varying levels of nitrogen fertiliser


  • Bent Al-Hoda Asghari Department of Agronomy, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
  • Mohsen Yousefi Department of Agronomy, Takestan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Takestan, Iran
  • Katarzyna Możdżeń Institute of Biology, Pedagogical University of Krakow, Podchorążych 2 St., 30-084 Kraków, Poland
  • Joanna Puła Faculty of Agriculture and Economics, University of Agriculture, Kraków, Poland
  • Peiman Zandi 1International Faculty of Applied Technology, Yibin University, Yibin, Sichuan, 644600, P. R. China; 2Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100081, P. R. China
  • Wang Yaosheng Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100081, P. R. China



Indian mustard, nitrogen fertilisation, planting season, seed oil content, seed yield


Indian mustard (Brassica juncea L. Czern) cultivation is suggested for regions with short seasons and low rainfall. Although there have been many studies conducted on agronomic production of mustard in Iran, the information regarding the interactive impact of cropping seasons and nitrogen fertiliser on growth characteristics and yield quality of mustard plant is still insufficient and requires further investigation. This study focused on the possible implications of different cropping seasons and different nitrogen levels on selected agronomic traits in mustard. In this experiment, five different doses of nitrogen and two sowing periods were used to assess for their combined effects on the growth parameters, seed yield and agronomic characteristics of mustard in the semi-arid climatic conditions of Takestan. The results revealed that cultivation seasons and nitrogen rates had a significant effect on plant height, biomass yield, number of siliques per plant, seed oil content and seed yield.


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Al-Hoda Asghari, B. ., Yousefi, M. ., Możdżeń, K., Puła, J., Zandi, P., & Yaosheng, W. (2020). Agronomic performance of autumn- and winter-cropped Indian mustard (Brassica juncea L.) in response to varying levels of nitrogen fertiliser. Annales Universitatis Paedagogicae Cracoviensis Studia Naturae, 5, 83–95.



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