International Journal of Agricultural Policy and Research
Vol.3 (9), pp. 368-376, September 2015
Available online at https://www.journalissues.org/IJAPR/
Article 15/ID/JPR023/09/ pages
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Foliar application with iron as a vital factor of wheat crop growth, yield quantity and quality: A Review
Hamzeh M. Rawashdeh1,2* and Sala Florin2
1Water Management and Environment Research Department, National Center for Agricultural Research and Extension, P.O. Box 639, Baqa 19381, Jordan.
2Banat’s University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, “king Michael I of Romaniaʺ, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Soil Sciences and Plant Nutrition, Aradului Street, no. 119, RO-300645, Romania
*Corresponding Author E-mail: hamz_rawashdeh(at)yahoo.com
Fax: +40256 277 126
Increasing Fe concentration in food crops is an important worldwide challenge due to high incidence of Fe deficiency in human. Foliar fertilization of micronutrients is one of the most important methods of fertilizer application in agriculture practices in order to increase Fe concentration in grain because foliar nutrients help easy and quick consumption of nutrients by penetrating the stomata or leaf cuticle and enter the cells. Foliar application of Iron, either single or along with other micronutrients can help achieve favorable results on growth parameters, yield components and yield quality of wheat crop. It is evident that foliar and soil application of Fe alone or in association with other micronutrients to wheat grown on Fe deficient soils enhance plant growth, yield quantity and quality, yield components and grain Fe concentration. The available literature on biofortification of wheat with Fe through foliar and soil application of Fe fertilizers on the growth parameters, yield components yield quantity and quality of wheat are reviewed and presented below.
Key words: Biofortification, micronutrients, spray fertilization, wheat production, iron