Global Advanced Research Journal of Agricultural Science (GARJAS) ISSN: 2315-5094
July 2018 Vol. 7(7): pp. 223-238
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Effect of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassiumnano-fertilizers in different application times, methods and rates on: II. Yield, yield components and fiber properties of Egyptian cotton (Gossypiumbarbadense L.)
Eleyan, Sohair E.D1., Abodahab, Abdall A1., Abdallah, Amany M1., Hossain, MF2 and Rabeh, Houda A.1, *
1Dept. of Agron., Fac. of Agric.,Cairo Univ., Giza, Egypt.
2American International University-Bangladesh, Ka 66/1 Kuratoli Rd, Kuril, Dhaka 1229, Bangladesh
*Corresponding Author's Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted 28 July, 2018
Field experiments were carried out in Agricultural and Experimental Research Stationinyears 2016 and 2017 to evaluate NPK nano-fertilizers application, times, methods and rates on growth, yield and fiber properties of Egyptian cotton.The experiment was laid out in a split-splitplot complete randomized block design arrangement with four replications. Treatments included two application times were applied in main plots,two application methods are foliar and soil in sub-plots and four rates applications of control (100% soil application traditional recommended NPK fertilizer dose (RFD) and nano NPK fertilizers 12.5%, 25% and 50% RFD) were applied in sub-sub-plots. Results indicated that three times application of NPK nano-fertilizers significant (p ≤0.05) increases of plant height, sympodial branches, total and open bolls per plant, boll weight andseed cotton yield than two times.Foliar nano-fertilizers application of these traits recorded higher values at the previous parameters than soil application.In the most of studied parameters nano-fertilizers at 50% RFD recorded values statistically at par with control traditional (100% RFD). Also, treatments of 12.5% at par with 25% NPK nano-fertilizers. Interactions between thestudied three factors were insignificantin studied parameters except lint%. Whereas, the highest values of previous traits were obtained from plots treated with 50% RFD nano NPK with split 3 times and applied by foliar application in most cases.
Keywords: Cotton, Gossypiumbarbadense L, NPK nano-fertilizers, nano-phosphorus, nano-nitrogen, nano-potassium, seed cotton yield, fertilizes foliar and soil application, cotton fiber quality.
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