International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2018)
Effect on uptake of iron and zinc in soybean as influenced by seed priming with iron and zinc in soybean (Glycine max)
Author(s): Pema Khandu Goiba, AG Durgude, AL Pharande and AD Kadlag
Abstract: Field experiment was conducted to assess the uptake of iron and zinc by soybean as influenced by seed priming with iron and zinc in calcareous soil of Rahuri (Maharashtra). Iron and zinc are the most commonly deficient nutrients on calcareous soils. As a result, the crop productivity is decreased. All micronutrients essential for plants are also essential for humans. At present Fe and Zn deficiencies in humans have emerged globally. The most prevalent methods of micronutrient addition are soil and foliar application. But the cost involved and difficulty in obtaining high quality micronutrient fertilizers are major concerns with these in developing countries. Priming is an easy and attractive alternative. The effect of seed priming, or soaking seeds in nutrient solution for 12 hours before drying and sowing them, was undertaken for soybean (Glycine max) during the kharif season of 2016 i.e. from 30-6-2016 to 10-9-2016 in M.P.K.V, Rahuri, Maharashtra. There were seven treatments with three replications following RBD design. Including absolute control and GRDF different concentration of Fe and Zn were tried through priming for 12 hrs to the crop soybean along with seed treatment with Rhizobium @ 250 gm10Kg-1 seeds. Better results were obtained from priming the seeds compared to the controlled one. The highest significant grain and stover yields of soybean was observed in the seed treatment with 0.02% FeSO4.7,H2O and which was at par with the treatment in seed primed with 0.1% Fe-EDTA. Other treatments were significantly lower in grain and stover yield.
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Pema Khandu Goiba, AG Durgude, AL Pharande, AD Kadlag. Effect on uptake of iron and zinc in soybean as influenced by seed priming with iron and zinc in soybean (Glycine max). Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(2):434-436.