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Vol. 11, Issue 1 (2022)

Agronomic biofortification of finger millet with calcium and iron by using different sources in lateritic soils of konkan

Author(s):
Nitin Khobragade, KD Patil, SB Dodake, Sunanda Gavit, Ashawari Jadhav, Amit Joke and Deepti Bhuvad
Abstract:
A field study on biofortification of finger millet with calcium and iron by using different sources in lateritic soils of Konkan was conducted at farm of Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, Dapoli, Dist. Ratnagiri during Kharif 2015, where lime and basic slag were applied as a source of Ca, foliar application of Ca through CaCl2 and Fe through FeSO4 as well as Ca + Fe fortified Urea-DAP briquette were applied to finger millet Cv. Dapoli-1 to enhance Ca and Fe content in grain especially as well as its effect on yield of finger millet. The data revealed that the application of recommended dose of fertilizer (80:40:00 kg ha-1) with CaCO3 or basic slag (@ 1/5th LR) either alone or with the foliar spray of Fe through FeSO4 @1% recorded the higher grain yield and straw yield of finger millet. Further, the quality of finger millet grain specially calcium and iron content as well as protein, crude fibre, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium sulphur, manganese, zinc and copper content in grain were also higher in treatment RDF with CaCO3 or basic slag either alone or with the foliar spray of Fe. Thus, the application of recommended dose of fertilizer (80:40:00 kg ha-1) with CaCO3 or basic slag (@ 1/5th LR) either alone or with the foliar spray of Fe through FeSO4 @1% indicating thereby that liming of soil with CaCO3 or basic slag (@ 1/5th LR) and application of recommended dose of fertilizer (80:40:00 kg ha-1) and/or foliar application of Fe through FeSO4 @1% was beneficial in lateritic soils of Konkan from the view point of biofortification of Ca and Fe as well as getting higher yield.
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How to cite this article:
Nitin Khobragade, KD Patil, SB Dodake, Sunanda Gavit, Ashawari Jadhav, Amit Joke, Deepti Bhuvad. Agronomic biofortification of finger millet with calcium and iron by using different sources in lateritic soils of konkan. Pharma Innovation 2022;11(1):864-866.

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