The combined application of nitrogen and zinc appears to be a promising agronomic strategy for the biofortification with Zinc. To evaluate such efficiency, a field experiment was conducted in south-eastern Portugal under Zinc-deficient soil.
4 advanced breeding lines and 2 commercial varieties of bread wheat were fertilized with 5 treatments: i) control, ii) 2 foliar Zinc applications, iii) one foliar Zinc+nitrogen application, iv) soil and 2 foliar Zinc applications, and v) soil and one foliar Zinc+ nitrogen application.
This work is an output of the HarvestPlus Programme. The Department for International Development is one of the main donors for HarvestPlus.
Gomez-Coronado, F., M.J. Poblaciones, A.S. Almeida, and I. Cakmak. 2017. “Combined zinc and nitrogen fertilization in different bread wheat genotypes grown under Mediterranean conditions.” Cereal Research Communications 45 (1): 154-165. https://doi.org/10.1556/0806.44.2016.046.
Combined Zinc and Nitrogen Fertilization in Different Bread Wheat Genotypes Grown under Mediterranean Conditions
Published 1 February 2017