Foliar Application of Micronutrients Enhances Wheat Growth, Yield and Related Attributes

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ABSTRACT

Wheat is one of the most essential foods in the world. To increase its productivity, nutrient management is one of the most important factors. To assess the possible role of micronutrients in improving wheat yield, an experiment was conducted to evaluate the wheat performance by foliar application of micronutrients. Treatments consist of T1 = No spray, T2 = Spraying plants with tube well water (control), T3 = Spraying plants with 1.6 kg FeSO4/100 L water/acre, T4 = Spraying plants with 3 kg ZnSO4 (21%)/100 L water/acre, T5 = Spraying plants with 1 kg MnSO4/100 L water/acre, T6 = Spraying plants with (FeSO4 + MnSO4), T7 = Spraying plants with (FeSO4 + ZnSO4), T8 = Spraying plants with (ZnSO4 + MnSO4), and T9 = Spraying plants with (FeSO4 + ZnSO4 + MnSO4). Results showed that foliar application of micronutrients substantially improved plant height, spike length cm, spikelets/spike, grains/spike, test weight, Tillers m-2, grain and biological as well as harvest index of wheat. Among treatments, foliar application of FeSO4 + ZnSO4 + MnSO4 remained comparatively better regarding yield related attributes of whea

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Zain, M. , Khan, I. , Khan Qadri, R. , Ashraf, U. , Hussain, S. , Minhas, S. , Siddiquei, A. , Jahangir, M. and Bashir, M. (2015) Foliar Application of Micronutrients Enhances Wheat Growth, Yield and Related Attributes.American Journal of Plant Sciences, 6, 864-869. doi: 10.4236/ajps.2015.67094.

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