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Vol. 9, Issue 12 (2020)

Effect of water logging in wheat

Author(s):
Vinaya Kumar Yadav, Prashansha Singh, Pram Chandra Yadav and Girish Chandra Pandey
Abstract:
Globally more than one-third of the irrigated area is under waterlogging which limits our wheat production and out of which northern Indo-Gangetic plains of India alone had 2.5 million ha affected by irregular waterlogging. So, to meet out the food demand of ever-growing population we have to find some alternates to harness the potential of the waterlogged area. Waterlogging is an important factor influencing yield and yield components in wheat. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of waterlogging on yield, yield components, protein and proline content, and chlorophyll a and b in wheat. In the study, seven levels of waterlogging treatment, 0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 60 days of flooding were applied. Increasing waterlogging stress decreased yield, spike number per m-2, seed weight and number per spike, protein content, and chlorophyll a and b; and caused increase in proline content. The waterlogging as an abiotic stress can damage to crops such as wheat during winter season. Any suitable crop management during the growth and development of this plant can reduce yield loss due to waterlogging stress. Results indicated significant linear responses for yield, spike number per m-2, seed weight and number per spike, protein content, chlorophyll a and b.
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How to cite this article:
Vinaya Kumar Yadav, Prashansha Singh, Pram Chandra Yadav, Girish Chandra Pandey. Effect of water logging in wheat. Pharma Innovation 2020;9(12):286-294.

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