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Seed-Primed and Foliar Oxozinc Nanofiber Application Increased Wheat Production and Zn Biofortification in Calcareous-Alkaline Soil
Ahmad, Wiqar1,2,3; Zou, Zhiyou1; Awais, Muhammad2; Munsif, Fazal4; Khan, Aziz5; Nepal, Jaya6; Ahmad, Masood7; Akbar, Sultan8; Ahmad, Ijaz9; Khan, Muhammad Shahid10; Qamar, Zahid11; Khan, Haroon12
2023-02
Source PublicationAGRONOMY-BASEL   Impact Factor & Quartile
Volume13Issue:2
page numbers15
AbstractLow Zinc (Zn) availability in alkaline calcareous soil is one of the major causes of low cereal yield and quality. Conventional application of Zn sulfate (ZnSO4) fertilizer through soil application attains minimal Zn efficiency as it is readily fixed in such soils. Oxozinc nanofiber (ZnONF) was evaluated for wheat Zn biofortification using different application methods to tackle this issue. Pots in triplicate (each with 7 kg soil) were arranged in a completely randomized design with a control treatment without Zn application. The conventional ZnSO4 fertilizer recommended dose (5.5 mu g Zn kg(-1) of soil) was used for comparison and applied through soil addition, foliar spray, and seed priming, while the ZnONF was applied through foliar spray, seed coating, and seed priming (@ 0.5 kg ha(-1)) either alone or in combination with 1/2ZnSO(4) applied to the soil. The application of ZnONF significantly improved wheat plant growth as evidenced by increased plant height (14.5%), spikelets per spike (13.7%), and Zn use efficacy (611%) regardless of application methods as compared to control. The highest Zn uptake efficiency (34%) for nanofibers was obtained for theseed primed, followed by seed coating (23%) and foiar application (7%), respectively. Moreover, at the combined ZnONF and 1/2ZnSO(4) application, further improvements for spike length, number of spikelets spike(-1), grain, leaf, root, and stem Zn concentrations, as well as their respective Zn contents, were noted. These results elucidated that Zn nutrition with ZnONF was either at par with or higher than the conventional ZnSO4 fertilizer application despite significantly reduced ZnONF quantity, irrespective of the application method used. Additionally, the combined ZnONF and 1/2ZnSO(4) (foliar spray, seed coating, or seed priming) maximized the crop Zn accumulation, wherein the 1/2ZnSO(4) + ZnONF through foliar application exceeded grain Zn biofortification. Thus, various Oxozinc nanofibers application modes may be recommended for wheat biofortification either separately or in combination with ZnSO4 in Zn deficient calcareous soils for improved Zn nourishment.
Keywordnano-fertilizer Zn biofortification alkaline soil calcareous soil wheat
PublisherMDPI
DOI10.3390/agronomy13020400
Indexed BySCIE
Language英语
WOS Research AreaAgriculture ; Plant Sciences
WOS SubjectAgronomy ; Plant Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000938216800001
Original Document TypeArticle
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttps://ir.lzu.edu.cn/handle/262010/498986
Collection兰州大学
Corresponding AuthorZou, Zhiyou
Affiliation
1.Yangtze Univ, Sch Earth Sci, Jingzhou 434025, Peoples R China;
2.Univ Agr Peshawar, Dept Soil & Environm Sci, Amir Muhammad Khan Campus, Mardan 23200, Pakistan;
3.Univ Florida, Inst Food & Agr Sci, Indian River Res & Educ Ctr, Soil & Water Sci Dept, 2199 South Rock Rd, Ft Pierce, FL 34945 USA;
4.Univ Agr Peshawar, Dept Agron, Amir Muhammad Khan Campus, Mardan 23200, Pakistan;
5.Lanzhou Univ, Key Lab Grassland Agroecosyst, Lanzhou 730000, Peoples R China;
6.Univ Florida, Indian River Res & Educ Ctr, Dept Soil Water & Ecosyst Sci, Ft Pierce, FL 34945 USA;
7.Univ Agr, Dept Hort, Peshawar 25000, Pakistan;
8.Univ Agr, Dept Plant Breeding & Genet, Peshawar 25000, Pakistan;
9.Univ Agr Peshawar, Dept PBG, Amir Muhammad Khan Campus, Mardan 23200, Pakistan;
10.Univ Agr, Dept Plant Protect, Amir Muhammad Khan Campus, Peshawar 25000, Pakistan;
11.Fed Urdu Univ Sci & Technol FUUAST, Dept Appl Phys, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan;
12.Univ Agr, Dept Weed Sci & Bot, Peshawar 25000, Pakistan
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Ahmad, Wiqar,Zou, Zhiyou,Awais, Muhammad,et al. Seed-Primed and Foliar Oxozinc Nanofiber Application Increased Wheat Production and Zn Biofortification in Calcareous-Alkaline Soil[J]. AGRONOMY-BASEL,2023,13(2).
APA Ahmad, Wiqar.,Zou, Zhiyou.,Awais, Muhammad.,Munsif, Fazal.,Khan, Aziz.,...&Khan, Haroon.(2023).Seed-Primed and Foliar Oxozinc Nanofiber Application Increased Wheat Production and Zn Biofortification in Calcareous-Alkaline Soil.AGRONOMY-BASEL,13(2).
MLA Ahmad, Wiqar,et al."Seed-Primed and Foliar Oxozinc Nanofiber Application Increased Wheat Production and Zn Biofortification in Calcareous-Alkaline Soil".AGRONOMY-BASEL 13.2(2023).
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