Comparison of Foliar Verses Soil Application of Micronutrients on the Production of Wheat (Triticum aestivum. L) Crop. – Pages 161-164

Comparison of Foliar Verses Soil Application of Micronutrients on the Production of Wheat (Triticum aestivum. L) Crop.

Pages 161-164

Arshad Ali Kaleri1, Mukesh Kumar Soothar2, Barkat Ali3, Saeed Ahmed3, Aurang Zaib4, Abdul Jabbar Chandio1, Feroz Gul Nizamani1 and Ayaz Ali Pahnwar2

1Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, SAU Tandojam, Pakistan; 2Department of Soil Science, SAU Tandojam, Pakistan; 3Department of Agronomy, Balochistan Agriculture College Quetta, Pakistan; 4Department of Soil Science, Balochistan Agriculture College Quetta, Pakistan

https://doi.org/10.6000/1927-5129.2018.14.24

Abstract: The present work was laid out to compare the effect of foliar verses soil application of micronutrients on the production of wheat crop at experimental side of southern wheat station Agriculture Research Institute Tandojam, during Rabi season 2016. There were ten fertilizer treatments viz T1= K2%, T2= 1% Zn, T3= B 0.2%, T4= Cu 2%, T5= Mg 1% as foliar application while T6= 6Kg Zn ha-1, T7= 3.5Kg B ha-1 (Borax) T8= 5Kg Cu ha-1 (CuSo4), untreated T9 tried with an standard dose of 230-115 Kg and NP ha-1 was (T10). The experiment was laid out in three replicated Randomized Complete Block Design. It was observed that plant height, tillers plant-1, spike length, grains spike-1, 1000 grain weight and grain yield ha-1 differed significant between all the treatments. Soil application of 6 Kg ha-1 Zn gave maximum grain yield of 5113.33 Kg ha-1, this increscent in yield was associated with significant increase in tillers plant-1 of 20.81.Spike length of 13.84 cm, grain spike-1 of 71.95 and 1000 seed weight was 68.66 respectively. It is concluded that soil application of micronutrients were relatively more effective than foliar application in local soil condition. Among the micronutrients Zn applied at 6 Kg ha-1, followed by 3 Kg Mg ha-1 and 3.5 Kg B ha-1 gave higher grain yield due to increased values in all yield related parameters.

Keywords: Micronutrients, Wheat, Foliar, Soil, Fertilizer and Nitrogen.