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Influence of Magnesium and Copper Foliar Application on Wheat Yield and Quality of Grains under Sandy Soil Conditions

El-Saady A. M1.; F.E.Abdalla1; A.E. EL-Metwally2; S.A.Safina2 and Sara, S. El-Sawyi1
1.Fertilization Technology Dept., National Research Centre (NRC), Dokii – Cairo - Egypt 2. Agronomy Dept., Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University
Abstract :

Two field experiments were conducted during the winter seasons of 2007/2008 and 2008/2009 at Ismailia Experimental Station, Agriculture Research Center, Ismailia Governorate, to study the influence of foliar feeding with magnesium , copper either as single nutrient or in combination on yield ;yield components and grains quality of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) cv. Sakha 94. Nine treatments were applied: two levels of Mg, two levels of Cu and four combined treatments (Mg + Cu), in addition to control treatment. Results showed that positive significant effect on plant height (cm), tillers number/m2, spike number/m2, spike length (cm), spike weight (g), grains number/spike, grains weight /spike (g), 1000-grain weight (g), grains yield/fed. and straw yield/fed. were achieved by spraying the of copper and magnesium treatments. However, the highest significant increment in grain yield was obtained by spraying the highest Cu level (1.68 kg Cu/fed.), while spraying the lowest Cu level (0.84 kg Cu/fed.) gave the highest straw yield. On the other hand, combination treatment (6.72 kg Mg + 1.68 kg Cu/fed.) showed the highest values for protein, N, Mg, Cu and Zn contents. However, spraying wheat plants with low Cu level (0.84 kg Cu/fed.) gave the highest value of grain carbohydrate percentage

Keywords :
Wheat, Magnesium, Copper, Foliar application, Yield, Quality and Sandy soil

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Volume 9, Number 2, - 2011 , ISSN 1545-0740

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