48. Response of wheat varieties to different zinc application methods

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Nauman Aziz, Shazma Anwar, Shaheen Kashmir Junaid Ahmad, Beena Saeed Shehryar Khan

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An experiment on response of different wheat varieties to zinc application methods was evaluated at Agriculture University Peshawar Pakistan in 2016-17. The experimental design was RCB with 3 replications. Zinc application methods (control, 1% foliar with ZnSO4, 1% priming with ZnSO4, 15 kg ha-1 soil application, 1% foliar with ZnSO4 + 1% priming with ZnSO4, 1% foliar with ZnSO4 + 15 kg ha-1 Zn application to soil, 1% priming with ZnSO4+ 15 kg ha-1 Zn soil application, 1% foliar with ZnSO4 +1% priming with ZnSO4 +15 kg ha-1 Zn soil application) & varieties (Atta Habib & Zincol) were used in the experiment. Plant height, spike m-2, grains spike-1, 1000 seed weight, biological yield and grain yield showed significant response to zinc application methods and varieties. Taller plant (98.8 cm), spikes m-2 (358), grains spike-1 (57), 1000 seed weight (49.1 g), biological yield (10067 kg ha-1) and grain yield (4319.3 kg ha-1) were recorded in plots treated with 1% foliar with ZnSO4 + 1% priming with ZnSO4 + 15 kg ha-1 Zn soil application of ZnSO4. Considering wheat varieties plant height (94 cm), tillers m-2 (317), spikes m-2 (301), grains spike-1(52), biological yield (9073.3 kg ha-1) and grain yield (4103.5 kg ha-1) recorded from Zincol. It is concluded that Zincol wheat variety with application of  1% foliar with ZnSO4 + 1% priming with ZnSO4 + 15 kg ha-1 Zn soil application of ZnSO4 performed better in terms of yield and thus recommended for general cultivation.


Keywords: Foliar; Priming; Varieties; Zinc application; Zincol


http://dx.doi.org/10.19045/bspab.2018.700207

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