Follow
International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (IJCMAS)
IJCMAS is now DOI (CrossRef) registered Research Journal. The DOIs are assigned to all published IJCMAS Articles.
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2017 - IJCMAS--ICV 2017: 100.00 For more details click here
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) : NAAS Score: *5.38 (2019) [Effective from January 1, 2019]For more details click here

Login as a Reviewer

Indexed in



National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS)
NAAS Score: *5.38 (2019)
[Effective from January 1, 2019]
For more details click here

ICV 2017: 100.00
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2017 - IJCMAS--ICV 2017: 100.00
For more details click here

See Guidelines to Authors
Current Issues

Original Research Articles

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
Email : editorijcmas@gmail.com / submit@ijcmas.com
Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2017: 100.00
NAAS RATING 2018: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(2): 1372-1371
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.802.160


Effect of Nano ZnO on Growth and Yield of Finger Millet [Eleusine coracana (L.) Garten.]
Saraswathi1*, Y. Vishwanath Sheety1, M. Dinesh Kumar2 and K.T. Gurumurthy1
1Department of Soil Science and Agriculture Chemistry, College of Agriculture
2Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

With the growing limitation in arable land and water resources, the development of agriculture sector is only possible by increasing resources use efficiency with the minimum damage to agro ecology through effective use of modern technologies. Among these, nano technology has the potential to revolutionize agriculture system. An investigation was initiated to examine the effect of nano scale zinc oxide particle on plant growth and development. In view of the widespread cultivation of ragi in India and other parts of the globe and view of the potential influence of zinc on its growth, this crop was chosen as the model system. A pot culture experiment was conducted during Rabi 2016-2017 with the foliar application of nano scale zinc oxide particle at lower rate dose compared to the chelated zinc sulphate recommended and we recorded higher grain yield (9.60 g plant-1) and straw yield (15.87 g plant-1) in T7 which receive nano ZnO @ 500 ppm ha-1 as foliar spray respectively, compared to chelated zinc sulphate. The inhibitory effect with the higher dose nano particle concentration (nano ZnO @ 1250 ppm) reveals the need for judicious usage of this particle in such application, this study show that the use of nano fertilizers causes an increase in nutrient use efficiency, reduces soil toxicity associated with over dosage and reduces the frequency of the application. Hence nanotechnology a high potential for achieving sustainable agriculture, especially in developing countries.


Keywords: Nenotechnology, Nanoscale, Chelated zinc sulphate, Zinc oxide, Nano fertilizer
Download this article as Download

How to cite this article:

Saraswathi, Y. Vishwanath Sheety, M. Dinesh Kumar and Gurumurthy, K.T. 2019. Effect of Nano ZnO on Growth and Yield of Finger Millet Eleusine coracana (L.) Garten.).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(2): 1372-1371. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.802.160