Response of Cotton to Foliar and Soil Applied Nutrients under Dera Ghazi Khan Conditions

Journal of Environmental and Agricultural Sciences (JEAS). Karim et al., 2016. Volume 7: 14-18

Open Access – Research Article

Response of Cotton to Foliar and Soil Applied Nutrients under
Dera Ghazi Khan Conditions

Faiz Karim 1,*, Javed Iqbal 2, Muhammad Shabbir 1, Shuaib Kaleem 1, Masood Qadir Waqar 3
1 Adaptive Reesearch Farm, Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan
2 Department of Agronomy, Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan
3 DAdaptive Research Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

Abstract: Variations A field research was conducted to investigate the response of foliar applied NPK (20:20:20), zinc (Zn) and boron (B) at different farmer fields to check the response of cotton crop under different agro-ecological conditions of Dera Ghazi Khan. Three treatments of foliar application including NPK (20: 20: 20 %) @ 625 g ha-1, Zn as zinc sulphate (35 %) @ 500 g ha-1, B as boric acid (17 %) @ 500 g ha-1 and control (227:87:92 kg ha-1 NPK) were analyzed. Availability of different nutrients influenced growth yield and quality traits of cotton. Foliar applied NPK fertilizer was helpful in gaining the highest number of bolls per plant (26.72), boll weight (2.31 g) and seed cotton yield (3873 kg ha-1). In summary, foliar application of NPK nutrients seemed to be helpful for maintaining the good crop stand at all the studied locations of Dera Ghazi Khan.

Keywords: Cotton, Macronutrient, Micronutrient, Foliar Application, Nutrient management.

*Corresponding author: Faiz Karim

Cite this article as Karim, F., J. Iqbal, M. Shabbir, S. Kaleem, M.Q. Waqar. 2016. Response of cotton to foliar and soil applied nutrients under Dera Ghazi Khan conditions. Journal of Environmental & Agricultural Sciences. 7:14-18.  [Abstract] [View FullText] [Citations].

Title: Response of Cotton to Foliar and Soil Applied Nutrients under Dera Ghazi Khan Conditions

Authors: Faiz Karim, Javed Iqbal, Muhammad Shabbir, Shuaib Kaleem, Masood Qadir Waqar

Pages: 14-18

Copyright © Karim et al., 2016. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium provided the original author and source are appropriately cited and credited.


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