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Use of natural nitrogen stabilizers to improve nitrogen use efficiency and wheat crop yield

Show simple item record Sarwar, N. Wasaya, A. Saliq, S. Reham, A. Farooq, O. Mubeen, K. Shehzad, M. Usman Zahoor, M. Ghani, A. 2021-04-02T12:07:31Z 2021-04-02T12:07:31Z 2019-10-18
dc.identifier.citation Sarwar, N., A. Wasaya, S. Saliq, A. Reham, O. Farooq, K. Mubeen, M. Shehzad, M. Usman Zahoor, A. Ghani. 2019. ”Use of natural nitrogen stabilizers to improve nitrogen use efficiency and wheat crop yield”. Cercetări Agronomice în Moldova 52 (2): 107-115. DOI: 10.2478/cerce-2019-0011. en_US
dc.description.abstract Complex nature of nitrogen fertilizer in soil and poor management practices are major causes of low fertilizer use efficiency in Pakistan. These factors further increases nitrogen losses in form of nitrate leaching and volatilization of ammonium, as well as nitric oxide which are burning economic and environmental threats. Keeping in view the demand of urea application in Pakistan and its low efficiency, we hypothized that appropriate urea management with neem formulations or biofertilizers can enhance the nitrogen use efficiency. We designed experiment with treatments: T0 (N0 application), T1 (recommended nitrogen), T2 (recommended nitrogen + biofertilizer), T3 (recommended nitrogen + neem seed extract), T4 (75% recommended nitrogen + biofertilizer), T5 (75% recommended nitrogen + neem seed extract), T6 (recommended nitrogen + biofertilizer + neem seed extract), T7 (75% recommended nitrogen + biofertilizer + neem seed extract) in wheat crop. The experiment was laid out in randomized complete block design (RCBD) with split plot arrangements. Different approaches for stabilized nitrogen fertilizer responded significantly for the wheat plant height, tillers per plant, number of grains per spike, 1000-grain yield, grain yield and harvest index. Result exhibited that wheat crop enhanced yield attributes and finally the yield under treatment T6 and T7 for both wheat cultivars. Treatments comparison with recommended nitrogen (T1) revealed that all treatments with biofertilizer, as well as with neem seed, enhanced crop performance along with nitrogen use efficiency. It can be concluded that nitrogen fertilizer can be stabilized in the soil with the use of different natural products for sustainable crop production. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher "Ion Ionescu de la Brad" University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Iași en_US
dc.subject field experiment en_US
dc.subject fertilizer en_US
dc.subject neem seed extract en_US
dc.subject biofertilizer en_US
dc.subject yield attributes en_US
dc.title Use of natural nitrogen stabilizers to improve nitrogen use efficiency and wheat crop yield en_US
dc.type Article en_US N. Sarwar, S. Saliq, A. Reham, O. Farooq, M. Usman Zahoor, Department of Agronomy, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan A. Wasaya, College of Agriculture, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Bahadur Sub-Campus Leyyah, Pakistan K. Mubeen, Department of Agronomy, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture, Multan, Pakistan M. Shehzad, Department of Agronomy, University of Ponch Rawalakot, Pakistan A. Ghani, Maize and Millet Research Institute Yosufwala, Sahiwal, Pakistan
dc.publicationName Cercetări Agronomice în Moldova
dc.volume 52
dc.issue 2
dc.publicationDate 2019
dc.startingPage 107
dc.endingPage 115
dc.identifier.eissn 2067-1865
dc.identifier.doi 10.2478/cerce-2019-0011

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