THE EFFECT OF FOLIAR APPLICATION OF IRON AND BORON ON EARLY GROWTH PARAMETERS OF WHEAT (TRITICUM AESTIVUM L.) PUBLISHED

Hamzeh Mohmmed AWASHDEH, Florin SALA
A field experiment was conducted in the fields of Timisoara Didactic Station, Banat Universityto study the effect of foliar spray micronutrient (iron and boron) on some growth parameters of wheat.The experiment was conducted in randomized complete block design (RCBD), containing threereplications with the following treatments: T1 control (only received distilled water spray), T2 (iron 1000ppm as form Fe- DTPA [Fe 6%]), T3 (B 500) ppm as form boric acid [B17%] and T4 (T2+T3).Treatments were sprayed on plant leaves at the Zadoks growth stage 22 (ZGS22). Iron and boronsolutions were applied at the rate of 400 L ha -1 . The experimental results revealed that plant height,number of leaves, number of tillers as well as root depth was significantly increased through applicationof iron and boron, either as single nutrients or in combination, as compared with the control treatment.T4 resulted in significant increase in plant height, number of leaves per plants, number of tillers per plantand root depth as compared with the control treatment. These were increased by 27.90, 34.39, 28.60 and29.26% respectively. The study revealed that the combination of the foliar applications of iron and boronsignificantly increases some growth characteristics like plant height, number of leaves/plants, andnumber of tillers and root depth of wheat plant
Foliar application; Micronutrients; wheat (Ttriticum aestivum L.); Foliar spray; Iron; Boron; Growth stages; Growth parameters
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