Effect of nano-iron chelate fertilizer on grain yield, protein percent and chlorophyll content of Faba bean (Vicia faba L.)

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Effect of nano-iron chelate fertilizer on grain yield, protein percent and chlorophyll content of Faba bean (Vicia faba L.)

E. Nadi, A. Aynehband, M. Mojaddam
Int. J. Biosci.3( 9), 267-272, September 2013.
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In order to study the effect of time and concentration of Nano-Iron on yield and yield components‎ of faba bean, a field experiment was conducted in Ahvaz, Iran. Experimental  design‎  was factorial based on RCB with 3 replications. First factor was 3 spraying times (i. e. spraying‎ at vegetative, befor flowering and at flowering) and second factor was 5 Iron concentrations‎ (i. e. control, Iron 2 g/L, Nano-Iron with 2,4 and 6 g/L). Our results showed that‎ the highest (467.7 g/m2) and lowest (352.7 g/m2) grain yield belonged to Nano-Iron 6 g/L and control,‎ respectively. Increasing of Nano-Iron concentration had a positive and significant effect‎ on grain yield, protein percent and chlorophyll content.Moreover, spraying at vegetation period had‎ the lowest effect onboth grain yield, and grain protein percent. But, spraying at different periods had not significant effect on chlorophyll content.In conclusion;‎ the highest grain yield was obtained with spraying Nano-Iron 6 g/L during flowering‎ period.


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