EFFECT OF COMPOST, NITROGEN AND MICRONUTRIENT COMPOUNDS ON NITROGEN UPTAKE, YIELD AND YIELD COMPONENTS OF WHEAT
Journal of Soil Sciences and Agricultural Engineering
The objective of this study is to investigate the influence of compost, nitrogen and micronutrient compounds fertilization on N-uptake, yield and yield components of wheat. A field experiment was carried out at Met-Dafer; Dekernes, Dakahliagovernerate, Egypt during the two successive winter seasons of 2008/2009 and 2009/2010. The experiment was conducted in a split split plot design; which consisted of three compost treatments (0, 5 and 10 ton fed -1 ) as main plots, nitrogen fertilization
... fertilization levels (0, 50 and 75 kg N fed -1 ) as sub plots and four treatments of micronutrient compounds (control, sitrin , sitrin + kotingin and kotingin) as sub sub plots. The obtained results indicated that compost and micronutrient compounds fertilization with nitrogen fertilization increased N-uptake, yield and yield components of wheat and 10 ton fed -1 compost treatment was the superior and the micronutrient compounds treatments excelled control and the sitrin + kotingin treatment was top treatment. The combination of compost and micronutrients along with nitrogen application improved yield, yield components and N-uptake. The best treatment was sitrin + kotingin at 50 kg N fed -1 with adding compost10 ton fed -1 .