Identification of micronutrient deficiency of wheat in the Peshawar Valley, Pakistan

Asad, A. and Rafique, R. (2002) Identification of micronutrient deficiency of wheat in the Peshawar Valley, Pakistan. Communications In Soil Science And Plant Analysis, 33 3 and 4: 349-364. doi:10.1081/CSS-120002750

Author Asad, A.
Rafique, R.
Title Identification of micronutrient deficiency of wheat in the Peshawar Valley, Pakistan
Journal name Communications In Soil Science And Plant Analysis   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0010-3624
Publication date 2002-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1081/CSS-120002750
Volume 33
Issue 3 and 4
Start page 349
End page 364
Total pages 16
Editor H.A. Mills
Place of publication New York
Publisher Marcel Dekker Inc.
Language eng
Subject C1
300202 Plant Nutrition
620101 Wheat
Abstract A field experiment was conducted to study the effect of micronutrients, zinc (Zn), copper (Cu), iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), boron (13) and a commercial fritted micronutrient product called Zarzameen, on the yield and the yield components of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.), in the Peshawar valley, Pakistan. Different combinations of Zn, Cu. Fe. Mn, B, and Zarzameen were applied at the rate of 4.0, 2.0, 5.0, 2.0, 1.0 kg ha(-1) and 1.0 kg ha(-1), respectively, along with a basal dose of 100 kg ha(-1) nitrogen(N), 75 kg ha(-1) phosphorus (P) and 50 kg ha(-1) potassium (K). The fertilizer treatments (macro- and micronutrients) increased wheat dry matter, grain yield, and straw yield significantly over an unfertilized control. Soil tests for B and Zn were increased both at boot and harvesting stage, and Fe at boot stage, with the addition of micronutrients. Plants without B had showed classical B deficiency symptoms at grain formation stage, but not at vegetative stage. Boron concentration in the dry matter of wheat plants increased with the addition of the B fertilizer in the soil. Boron deficiency was not observed in plants containing >4 mg B kg(-1) at the boot stage, or in soils containing > 1.4 mg kg(-1) hot water soluble B.
Keyword Agronomy
Plant Sciences
Chemistry, Analytical
Agriculture, Soil Science
Boron Deficiency
Q-Index Code C1

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Collection: School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
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