Foliar Application of Plant Mineral Nutrients on Wheat: A ReviewInayat UR Rahman*, Aftab Afzal, Zafar Iqbal and Shafiul Manan.
Department of Botany, Hazara University, Mansehra, Pakistan
Received date: 10/02/2014 Accepted date: 09/03/2014 Revised date: 07/03/2014
In agriculture practices fertilizer is an important source to increase wheat yield. Among fertilizer application methods, one of the most important methods of application is foliar nutrition because foliar nutrients facilitate easy and quick consumption of nutrients by penetrating the stomata or leaf cuticle and enters the cells. It is determined that during crop growth supplementary foliar fertilization increase plants mineral status and improve crop yields. Foliar feeding of mineral nutrients at tillering , jointing, booting and various stages of wheat crop in utilization of nutrients has been shown mucheffective and increase the yield. Keeping these facts in view, the literatures on foliar application of plant mineral nutrients on growth and yield of wheat are reviewed in this paper.