Global Advanced Research Journal of Agricultural Science (GARJAS) ISSN: 2315-5094
August 2019 Vol. 8(7): pp. 238-245
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Foliar application of Zinc to improve growth, yield and grain content in rice (Oryza sativa L.)

Shehla Noreen, Atif Kamran and Asma Naeem

 

Department of Botany, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

*Corresponding Author's Email: shehlanoreen@hotmail.com

Accepted 21 August, 2019

 

Abstract

Present work envisions foliar application as a cost-effective agronomic strategy in order to manage zinc deficiency in rice to avoid any possible health hazards to low-income population in Pakistan. Significant increase in most of the vegetative and reproductive components was recorded at 6 and 8mM zinc sulphate treatment. The results obtained were important from economic as well as from nutritional perspective. From cost effectiveness prospect, 6mM zinc sulphate treatment was concluded to be beneficial to be adopted for per hectare foliar application of zinc sulphate.

 

Keywords: Foliar treatment, Zinc, Rice fortification

 

 

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