EFFECT OF ZN APPLICATION ON MICRONUTRIENT CONTENT IN SHOOT OF DIFFERENT WHEAT CULTIVARSRajkishore Kumar, N.K. Yadav, R. Gobinath, V. P. Ramani, and K. P. Patel
Present investigation was conducted during rabi season of 2011-12 in the pot house of Micronutrient Project (ICAR), B.A.C.A, Anand Agricultural University, Anand. For the experiment, four different wheat varieties were selected which was two Zn-Efficient (GW190 and LOK-1) and two Zn-Inefficient (GW399 and GW- 403) groups. The Zn application was made at three levels viz. 0, 10 and 20 mg Zn kg-1 through zinc sulphate (21% Zn) with standard NPK fertilization. The cultivars were grown in pots (6, 7 and 10 kg capacity) up to three stages viz. 20, 50 days after germination (DAG) and up to maturity. The experiment was laid out in a Factorial Completely Randomized Design (FCRD) and treatments were repeated thrice for all three stages. The varietal trend of Shoot content was LOK-1>GW399>GW403>GW190, while, Shoot Fe content GW190> LOK-1>GW399>. The Shoot Mn content was observed in LOK-1> GW403 >GW399>GW190 while in case of Shoot Cu content as in order GW190>GW403>LOK-1>GW399. Overall result indicated that application of Zn accumulate more micronutrient in shoot of different cultivars.
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