6. Seed priming improves yield and nitrogen uptake in wheat under varying nitrogen and moisture regimes

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Ishaq Ahmad Mian Mamoona Wali Muhammad Shah Fahad, Muhammad Adnan Muhammad Abbas Muhammad Romman Fazli Wahid, Fazli Subhan Muhammad Noor Baseer Muhammad Muhammad Arshad Rainaz Perveez Sadia Iqbal Bushra Khan Hajira . Beena Saeed Khalil ur Rehman, Shahla Andaleeb

Abstract

A field experiment was conducted to investigate the effect of seed priming (dry seed, water soaked and 0.2 % P solution) and nitrogen (N) levels (0, 50 and 100 kg N ha-1) on wheat growth and N uptake under two different irrigation regimes (3 and 5 times irrigation).  The results indicated that priming, N levels and soil moisture regimes significantly affected yield and N content of wheat. The higher moisture level produced significantly higher grain yield (3666.5 kg ha-1), biological yield (1042.6 kg ha-1), harvest index (35.2%), soil (0.036%), straw (0.36%) and grain nitrogen (1.49%) compared to low moisture level. Similarly, 100 kg N ha-1 resulted maximum grain yield (4173.7 kg ha-1), biological yield (11355.4 kg ha-1), harvest index (36.8%), soil nitrogen (0.038%), straw nitrogen (0.39%) and grain nitrogen (1.52%) in wheat. Likewise, among various seed priming methods, 0.2% P seed priming produced significantly greater grain yield (3665.4 kg ha-1), biological yield (10760.8 kg ha-1), harvest index (34.8%), soil (0.038%), straw (0.39%) and grain nitrogen (1.51%) over un-primed seed. Hence seed priming (0.2% P) and N application (100 kg N ha-1)   both under high and low moisture regime is recommended for farmers on the basis of good crop yield in Peshawar region.


Keywords: Grain yield; Nitrogen; Priming; Soil moisture; Wheat


http://dx.doi.org/10.19045/bspab.2019.80136

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