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Role of nutrients in wheat: a review

Pandey, Meena; Shrestha, Jiban; Subedi, Subash and Shah, Kabita Kumari (2020) Role of nutrients in wheat: a review. Tropical Agrobiodiversity, 1 (1), pp. 18-23.

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Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is an important cereal crop that provides ample nutritious calories for humans and animals. The nutrient plays a vital role in the production of wheat. In this review, previous works were evaluated to investigate the role of nutrients, nutrient deficiency and toxicity in wheat. Both macro and micronutrients are necessary for wheat plants. Every nutrient has its own character and is involved in different metabolic processes of plant life. Nutrient deficiency and toxicity conditions inhibit normal plant growth and exhibit characteristic symptoms. For optimal growth, development, and production, plants need all the necessary nutrients in balance. A balanced application of the primary nutrients (N, P, K), secondary nutrient (S) and some other micronutrients (Zn, B) are needed to enhance wheat production. The soil tests and the demand for crop nutrients should be assessed to identify the quantity of fertilizer recommended for the crop. This study would be a valuable means to wheat growers and researchers for sustainable and higher wheat production.

EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:Wheat, nutrients, deficiency, toxicity
Agrovoc keywords:
nutrient balance (plants)
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems > Cereals, pulses and oilseeds
Soil > Nutrient turnover
Research affiliation:Nepal
Deposited By: Shrestha, Jiban
ID Code:38799
Deposited On:30 Jun 2021 07:28
Last Modified:30 Jun 2021 07:28
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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