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Vol. 10, Issue 9 (2021)

Impact of zinc fortification in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum l.) through soil and foliar application methods

Author(s):
Ashok Kumar Meena, J Choudhary, Dilip Singh, DP Dudi and Ashish Meena
Abstract:
A field experiment entitled “Impact of Zinc Fortification in Bread Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) through Soil and Foliar Application Methods” was conducted during rabi season of 2020-21 at Instructional Farm of Agronomy, Department of Agronomy, Rajasthan College of Agriculture, Udaipur (Rajasthan) to standardized zinc levels for productivity and quality of wheat and work out suitable mode of application of zinc and economically viable treatment for wheat. The experiment was laid out in factorial randomized block design with three replications. The treatments have two factors of zinc application each have four levels viz., soil application of zinc sulphate (0, 20, 25, 30 kg ZnSO4 ha-1) and foliar spray (water spray, spray of 0.5% ZnSO4 at tillering, early heading and tillering + early heading).
Results revealed that the basal application of zinc sulphate has significantly improved the maximum effective tillers in 0.5 metre row length (54.73), number of grains ear-1 (47.00), weight of grains ear-1 (1.91 g), ear length (7.74 cm) and test weight (42.52 g) and grain (5440 kg ha-1), straw (7077 ha-1) and biological yield (12517 kg ha-1) was recorded with the application of ZnSO4 30 kg ha-1­, which was remained at par with the application of ZnSO4 25 kg ha-1­. Foliar spray of zinc sulphate at tillering + early heading stages has significantly improved the maximum effective tillers in 0.5 metre row length (55.44), number of grains ear-1 (46.04), weight of grains ear-1 (1.77 g), ear length (7.42 cm) and test weight (41.73 g), grain (5526 kg ha-1), straw (6852 kg ha-1) and biological yield (12378 kg ha-1) was obtained with the foliar spray of 0.5% ZnSO4 at tillering + early heading, which was remained at par with the foliar spray of 0.5% ZnSO4 at early heading.
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How to cite this article:
Ashok Kumar Meena, J Choudhary, Dilip Singh, DP Dudi, Ashish Meena. Impact of zinc fortification in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum l.) through soil and foliar application methods. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(9):515-518.
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