The effect of zinc fertilization and cow dung on sterility and quantitative traits of rice

Authors

  • Mohammad Sohidul Islam Department of Agronomy, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Dinajpur, Bangladesh
  • Mst. Khaleda Khatun Department of Agronomy, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Dinajpur, Bangladesh
  • ASM Golam Hafeez Department of Agricultural Finance, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh
  • M. Kaium Chowdhury Bangladesh Agricultural Training Institute (Department of Agricultural Extension), Gaibanda, Bnagladesh
  • Ömer Konuskan Department of Field Crops, Faculty of Agriculture, Hatay Mustafa Kemal University, Hatay, Turkey
  • Celaleddin Barutcular Department of Field Crops, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Çukurova, Turkey
  • Murat Erman Department of Field Crops, Faculty of Agriculture, Siirt University, Turkey
  • Fatih Çig Department of Field Crops, Faculty of Agriculture, Siirt University, Turkey
  • Ayman EL Sabagh Department of Field Crops, Faculty of Agriculture, Siirt University, Turkey & Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, Kafrelsheikh University, Egypt

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25081/jaa.2021.v7.6486

Keywords:

Cow dung, Micronutrient (Zn), Yield, Nutrient content and uptake, Aromatic rice.

Abstract

The grain yield of rice is far below from its potential yield due low organic matter and micronutrients in the soil. Application of cow dung and zinc fertilizer increases grain yield and quality. A field experiment was, therefore, conducted to evaluate the effect of zinc fertilization and well decomposed cow dung on the spikelet sterility, yield, zinc concentration in grains and plants of aromatic rice (cv. Tulsimala). In this experiment,two levels of well decomposed cowdung (CD) of 0, 10 tha-1, and fourdoses of zinc fertilization viz. 0, 2.16, 4.32, 6.48 kg ha-1 of zinc were used followingeight treatment combinations. The experiment was laid out in a factorial randomized complete block design (RCBD) with replication thrice. The data revealed that zinc fertilization remarkably increased the grain yield of Tulshimala by reducing the spikelet sterility percentages in both conditions of CD and the efficiency of zinc fertilization was superior in manuring (CD) condition to non-manuring condition. However, zinc fertilization at the rate of 4.32 kg ha-1 of zinc produced the maximum grainyields under manuring and non-manuring conditions. Zinc fertilization increased the concentration of Zn in the rice plants and grains without and with CD. The strong linear relationship between the grain yield and zinc concentration in the rice plants and grains was found with in this study. Zinc fertilization increased grain yield and quality by decreasing sterility percentage under CD. Hence, for increasing productivity towards food security in future generation, integrated use organic and inorganic fertilizers should be used. 

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Published

08-04-2021

How to Cite

Islam, M. S., Khatun, M. K., Hafeez, A. G., Chowdhury, M. K., Konuskan, Ömer, Barutcular, C., Erman, M., Çig, F., & EL Sabagh, A. (2021). The effect of zinc fertilization and cow dung on sterility and quantitative traits of rice. Journal of Aridland Agriculture, 7, 60–67. https://doi.org/10.25081/jaa.2021.v7.6486

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