Zinc sulphate a potential micronutrient for wheat growth: A review
Dipak Gite, Harshada Gite, Mayur Darvhankar and Prakash Gite
Wheat is a major cereal and staple food crop of India. The productivity of wheat in India varies among the states. The highest productivity of wheat is in Punjab. The productivity of wheat varies with soils, genotypes, and input management like irrigation and the use of fertilizers. There is stagnation in the yield of wheat in various states of India over some time; however, by identifying sub-optimal conditions it is necessary to apply efficient scientific management that can improve the production of wheat to meet the future demand of food grain for food security in the country. Zinc is one of the important micronutrients essential for higher yields in cereals in spite of major nutrients like N, P and K. The sub-optimal applications of nutrients along with judicious irrigation are the two important parameters for higher yields considering plant protection measures. Among the literature surveyed it has been observed that monohydrate and heptahydrate zinc sulphateare important sources of zinc that have increased the yield of wheat grain and zinc content in grain and fodder. Zinc is generally recommended by the scientist in the form of ZnSO4.7H2O and ZnSO4.7H2O to the wheat grower based on the zinc status of the soil.
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Dipak Gite, Harshada Gite, Mayur Darvhankar, Prakash Gite. Zinc sulphate a potential micronutrient for wheat growth: A review. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(5):473-475.