International Journal of Soil Science and Agronomy

International Journal of Soil Science and Agronomy Vol. 2 (2), pp. 043-050, February, 2015.© Advanced Scholars Journals

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Kernel value and morphological attributes of scented rice (cv. Super Basmati) in connection to watering system and Zinc application

Shahid Khan

Department of Soil Science, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.

Accepted 29 January, 2015


Two year field study was conducted at Adaptive Research Farms Sheikhupura and Sargodha with the objective to investigate the impact of irrigation water and zinc application on kernel quality and morphological traits of scented rice, and genotype Super Basmati was selected for this study. Results indicated that increasing applications of irrigation and zinc has positive influence on kernel quality and morphological characters of super basmati, and from two sites data of two growing seasons it was concluded that 14 irrigations and application of zinc at 14 kg ha-1 seems best to obtain optimum response in fine rice. Correlation coefficient between grain yield and morphological characteristics of aromatic rice was also studied and the data showed that grain yield was significantly and positively correlated with quality attributes at both experimental sites.

Key Words: Physiochemical properties, economic yield, water treatments, fertilization, Oryza sativa L.

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