Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is the dominant staple food of almost half the world’s population. However, it is a poor source of many essential micronutrients, especially of iron (Fe) and zinc (Zn). Several field experiments were carried out to examine the effects of spraying foliar Fe and Zn containing solutions or applying new CRU (Controlled Released Urea) fertilizers on Fe and Zn accumulation in rice grains in south China.
Han Kefeng; Ling Yuan; Qian, L.V.; Wu Lianghuan; Yang Chunlei Jin Zhang. Effects of Foliar Iron, Zinc Solutions and New CRU Fertilizers on Iron and Zinc Accumulation in Rice Grains. Presented at 3rd International Zinc Symposium on ‘Improving Crop Production and Human Health’, Hyderabad, India, 10-14 October 2011. (2011) 2 pp.