Response of Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) Plants to Foliar Fertilizer with Different Concentrations of Hoagland Solution

Mohammed Q. Khursheed, Zhian R. Salih, Trefa Z. Saber
2018 Rafidain journal of science  
This experiment was conducted in pots with a randomized complete design to study the effects of foliar application with Hoagland's solution (0, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 and full strength) on some morphological, physiological and yield characters of barley cv. Towetha. Both 1/4 and 1/2 strength treatments showed significant increase in all morphological (height of plant, leaves number, flag leaf area, tiller numbers, shoot dry weight), physiological (chlorophyll a, b and total chlorophyll, total nitrogen
more » ... d total protein) and yield characters (number of spikes/plant, 100-grains weight and grain yield/plant ) compared with the control treatment. It is concluded that barley cultivar gave a clear response to foliar application with Hoagland's solution and the half-strength Hoagland's solution was the preferred nutrient solution evaluated in this research.
doi:10.33899/rjs.2018.143947 fatcat:rjllypouvnfdvobcp3ro2uot7e