Correlation studies on nitrogen for sunflower crop across the agroclimatic variability

Nasim, Wajid, Belhouchette, Hatem, Tariq, Muhammad, Fahad, Shah, Hammad, Hafiz Mohkum, Mubeen, Muhammad, Munis, Muhammad Farooq Hussain, Chaudhary, Hassan Javed, Khan, Imran, Mahmood, Faisal, Abbas, Tauqeer, Rasul, Fahd, Nadeem, Muhammad, Bajwa, Ali Ahsan, Ullah, Najeeb, Alghabari, Fahad, Saud, Shah, Mubarak, Hussani and Ahmad, Rafiq (2016) Correlation studies on nitrogen for sunflower crop across the agroclimatic variability. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 23 4: 3658-3670. doi:10.1007/s11356-015-5613-1

Author Nasim, Wajid
Belhouchette, Hatem
Tariq, Muhammad
Fahad, Shah
Hammad, Hafiz Mohkum
Mubeen, Muhammad
Munis, Muhammad Farooq Hussain
Chaudhary, Hassan Javed
Khan, Imran
Mahmood, Faisal
Abbas, Tauqeer
Rasul, Fahd
Nadeem, Muhammad
Bajwa, Ali Ahsan
Ullah, Najeeb
Alghabari, Fahad
Saud, Shah
Mubarak, Hussani
Ahmad, Rafiq
Title Correlation studies on nitrogen for sunflower crop across the agroclimatic variability
Journal name Environmental Science and Pollution Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1614-7499
Publication date 2016-02-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s11356-015-5613-1
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 23
Issue 4
Start page 3658
End page 3670
Total pages 13
Publisher Springer Verlag
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Nitrogen (N) fertilizer is an important yield limiting factor for sunflower production. The correlation between yield components and growth parameters of three sunflower hybrids (Hysun-33, Hysun-38, Pioneer-64A93) were studied with five N rates (0, 60, 120, 180, 240 kg ha−1) at three different experimental sites during the two consecutive growing seasons 2008 and 2009. The results revealed that total dry matter (TDM) production and grain yield were positively and linearly associated with leaf area index (LAI), leaf area duration (LAD), and crop growth rate (CGR) at all three sites of the experiments. The significant association of yield with growth components indicated that the humid climate was most suitable for sunflower production. Furthermore, the association of these components can be successfully used to predict the grain yield under diverse climatic conditions. The application of N at increased rate of 180 kg ha−1 resulted in maximum yield as compared to standard rate (120 kg ha−1) at all the experimental sites. In this way, N application rate was significantly correlated with growth and development of sunflower under a variety of climatic conditions. Keeping in view such relationship, the N dose can be optimized for sunflower crop in a particular region to maximize the productivity. Multilocation trails help to predict the input rates precisely while taking climatic variations into account also. In the long run, results of this study provides basis for sustainable sunflower production under changing climate.
Keyword Agroclimatic variability
Crop growth correlations
Helianthus annuus L
Nitrogen use efficiency
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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