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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(9): 1312-1321
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.809.150


Effect of Agronomic Biofortification with Zinc and Iron on Yield and Quality of Pearlmillet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.)] Genotypes
Sharanappa*, H. S. Latha, B. K. Desai, B. G.Koppalkar and M. V. Ravi
Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, UAS, Raichur, Karnataka, India-584104, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A field experiment was conducted at Agricultural College farm, Raichur, Karnataka, during kharif 2016-2017 to study the effect of agronomic biofortification with zinc and iron on yield and quality of pearlmillet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.)] genotypes, to evaluate and analysis of pearlmillet genotypes through agronomic biofortification to achieve higher grain yield and quality parameters. The genotype G3: HFeZn-113 (high in Zn & Fe) recorded significantly higher grain and stover yield (1721 kg ha-1 and 4437 kg ha-1, respectively) and among the micronutrient application significantly higher grain and stover yield of pearlmillet was obtained in M7: soil application of ZnSO4 @ 15 kg ha-1 & FeSO4 @ 10 kg ha-1 + Foliar application of 0.5 % ZnSO4 and FeSO4 (1904 kg ha-1 and 4611 kg ha-1, respectively). The genotype G3: HFeZn-113 (high in Zn & Fe) significantly higher number of ear heads, length of ear heads, weight of ear head and grain weight in G3: HFeZn-113 (high in Zn & Fe) (3.21, 14.84 cm, 39.37 and 33.84 g plant-1, respectively). Among the micronutrient application higher number of ear heads, length of ear heads, weight of ear head and grain weight recorded with M7: Soil application of ZnSO4 @ 15 kg ha-1 & FeSO4 @ 10 kg ha-1+ Foliar application of 0.5 % ZnSO4 and FeSO4 each (5.45, 20.41cm 48.09 and 39.89 g plant-1, respectively). The genotype G3: HFeZn-113 (high in Zn & Fe) recorded significantly higher zinc content (29.56, 38.89 and 66.45 ppm in grain, stover and total zinc content, respectively). Among micronutrients application, significantly higher zinc content was observed in M7: Soil application of ZnSO4 @ 15 kg ha-1 & FeSO4 @ 10 kg ha-1+ Foliar application of 0.5 % ZnSO4 and FeSO4 each recorded significantly higher zinc content (33.50 38.89 and 78.72 ppm in grain, stover and total zinc content). The genotype G3: HFeZn-113 (high in Zn & Fe) recorded significantly higher iron content (177.18, 166.71 and 342.26 ppm in grain and stover and total iron content respectively). Further among micronutrients application, significantly higher iron content was noticed in M7: Soil application of ZnSO4 @ 15 kg ha-1 & FeSO4 @ 10 kg ha-1+ Foliar application of 0.5 % ZnSO4 and FeSO4 each recorded significantly higher iron content (195.45, 182.18 and 377.68 ppm in grain, stover and total iron content).


Keywords: Pearlmillet, stover and grain yield, zinc and iron content
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Sharanappa, H. S. Latha, B. K. Desai, B. G.Koppalkar and Ravi M. V. 2019. Effect of Agronomic Biofortification with Zinc and Iron on Yield and Quality of Pearlmillet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.)] Genotypes.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(9): 1312-1321. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.809.150