Effect of boron on different varieties of durum wheat under late sowing condition
Mandal Asit Baran1,*, Saren Debashis2, Das Sujaya3, Kumar Awaneet4, Ghosh Bijit1
1Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, BCKV, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal, India
2Department of Survey Selection and Mass Production, BCKV, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal, India
3Regional Research Sub-Station, BCKV, Raghunthpur, Purulia, West Bengal, India
4Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, M. S. Swaminathan School of Agriculture, C U TM, Paralakhemundi, Gajapati, Odissa, India
*Corresponding author: Asit Baran Mandal, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, BCKV, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal, India, E-mail: email@example.com
Ten varieties of durum wheat were evaluated in three replications with two dosages of boron in split plot design to study the boron responsiveness. The data were collected on six characters of which three characters viz number of grains-1, 100 grains weight and grain yield-1 responded well to boron application from 10 randomly selected plants. It was found that IC 212172 produced highest number of grains-1 in both treated and untreated control condition whereas IC 35061 showed lowest value in both the condition. IC 532300, IC 118768 and IC 138859 registered negative % increase of grain yield. For 100 grain weight IC 532878, IC 532300 and IC 118768 showed highest value at treated condition. So it can be conducted that IC 35061, IC 532878, IC 78912 and IC 534071 and for 100 grain weight all the varieties revealed highly boron responsive under late sown condition in gangetic alluvial plain zone soil.