Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2017)
Effect of Silicon solubilize on physiological and biochemical characteristic of rice (Oryza sativa L.)
Author(s): G Kandpal, D Bisarya, N Bisht and G Pandey
Abstract: Rice is important crop for human nutrition, providing more than one fifth of the total calories consumed by human population. Proper application of silicon is important for plant growth and development. The deficiency of the silicon is one of the most important limiting factors for crop production. There are several researchers working on rice for development of high yielding varieties by using silicon. Silicon enhances the protein content, photosynthetic efficiency and other physiological and biochemical attributes. Keeping the above facts in mind a field experiment was conducted at G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar to elucidate the effect of Silixol (liquid source of silicon) on physiological and biochemical character of rice (Oryza sativa L.). Foliar application of 0.2% aqueous solution of Silixol was used in different genotypes of rice namely DRRH-3, PA-6129, PA-6201, PA-6444, PHB-71 and BPT-5204. Silicon as liquid silixol improved various attributes of rice. Si solubilizer response needs more studies in terms of soil as well as foliar application for understanding its role in essentiality.
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How to cite this article:
G Kandpal, D Bisarya, N Bisht, G Pandey. Effect of Silicon solubilize on physiological and biochemical characteristic of rice (Oryza sativa L.). Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(4):1880-1885.