Effect of soil and foliar application of zinc and Boron on growth, yield and micro nutrient uptake of Chickpea*Corresponding Author:
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A field experiment was conducted during Rabi 2017 at KVK K, Hassan to study the effect of soil and foliar application of zinc and boron on growth, yield and micronutrient uptake of chickpea with twelve treatments and replicated thrice using RCBD. Results revealed that significantly higher plant height ,number of branches, total biomass 1944 (kg ha-1) and seed yield (1262 Kg ha-1) was recorded with POP + foliar application of Zn as ZnSO4 @ 0.5 % + B as Solubor @ 0.2 % (T11) and on par with POP + soil application of ZnSO4 @ 15 kg ha-1 + Solubor @ 5 kg ha-1 (T12) and POP (T2). Higher zinc (15.14 mg/kg &14.07 mg/kg), boron (18.18 mg/kg& 15.39 mg/kg), copper(15.21 mg/kg &11.18 mg/kg), Manganese (42.43 mg/kg &35.58 mg/kg) and Iron (86.81 &70.89 mg/kg) in seed and haulm recorded in T11 (POP+ foliar spray of Zn as ZnSO4 @ 0.5 % + B as Solubor @ 0.2 %) and the lowest was found in control (T1). Significantly higher uptake of Zinc ,boron ,copper ,manganese and iron was recorded in T11treatment and lowest uptake of nutrient recorded in control..