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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 7, Special Issue 4 (2018)

Impact of boron application on wheat yield

Author(s):

S Firdous, BK Agarwal and DK Shahi

Abstract:
To evaluate the effect of foliar application of boron on yield and yield components of wheat, the present experiment was conducted at Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi during winter seasons of 2012-13 and 2013-14. Treatments included four levels of B (T1: 0 kg ha<sup>−1</sup>, T2: 1 kg ha<sup>−1</sup> and T3: 1.5 kg ha<sup>−1</sup> B added to the soil and T4: 1kg B ha<sup>-1</sup> as soil along with foliar spray at pre flowering and panicle initiation stage) in a randomized block design. The results of this study showed that each incremental levels of B application contributed towards significantly higher yield and yield attributing character over the control and sterility percentage decreased significantly with the levels of B applications. The highest grain yield was obtained in T4 treatment (3.88 t ha<sup>-1</sup>) followed by T3 (3.77 t ha<sup>-1</sup>) and T2 (3.53 t ha<sup>-1</sup>) and least was recorded in T1 (3.25 t ha<sup>-1</sup>). Maximum sterility percentage was found in T1 (19.9%) whereas minimum was recorded in T4 (9.8%). It can be concluded that the application of B @ 1 kg ha<sup>−1 </sup>followed by foliar application of boron is helpful in enhancing the productivity of wheat by reducing the sterility percentage.

Pages: 206-208  |  1679 Views  568 Downloads

How to cite this article:
S Firdous, BK Agarwal and DK Shahi. Impact of boron application on wheat yield. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(4S):206-208.

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