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Growth and yield response of rice varieties to foliar application of Boron

By: Muhammad Aamer, Muhammad Ali, Rashid Iqbal, Salman Ahmad, Muhammad Usman Aslam, Imran Haider, Hassan Mehmood, Muhammad Adnan Rafique, Syed Zaheer Uddin, Malik Attique Ur Rehman

Key Words: Rice varieties, Foliar boron, Growth and yield traits

J. Bio. Env. Sci. 17(1), 66-72, July 2020.

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A field experiment was conducted during kharif season of 2018-19 at Rice Research Station Bahawalnagar on the calcareous sandy loam soil to assess the effect of foliar application of boron on growth & yield components of rice varieties (Kissan & Punjab Basmati 2016).The foliar application of boron aqueous solution was used as treatments comprised of control, 0.5kg/ha, 1.00kg/ha, 1.5kg/ha & 2.0kg/ha Boron. Boric acid (11.17% B) was used as the source of boron (soluble in warm water). In this investigation a recommended dose of N at 133kg, P2O5 at 85kg ha-1, 50kg ha-1 K2O was applied to rice crop. The experiment was carried out in Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with factorial arrangement having three replications and five treatments (T1= control, T2= 0.5kg/ha, T3= 1.00kg/ha, T4= 1.5kg/ha & T5= 2.0kg/ha B).The data of growth and yield components (field data) was recorded according to the standard procedures. Fisher analysis of the variance was used for statistical analysis & treatments mean difference was compared using LSD at 5% probability level. Boron showed the significant effects on plant height (cm), number of tillers/plant, panicle length (cm), number of grains/panicle, 1000 grain weight & ultimately the paddy yield of rice over control.

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Muhammad Aamer, Muhammad Ali, Rashid Iqbal, Salman Ahmad, Muhammad Usman Aslam, Imran Haider, Hassan Mehmood, Muhammad Adnan Rafique, Syed Zaheer Uddin, Malik Attique Ur Rehman.
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