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Physio-chemical Qualities of Wheat Varieties as Influenced by Nitrogen and Sulfur Fertilization

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Author(s): Beena Saeed | Amir Zaman Khan | Hasina Gul

Journal: Pakistan Journal of Nutrition
ISSN 1680-5194

Volume: 10;
Issue: 11;
Start page: 1076;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) | foliar N and S | soil applied N and S | quality of flour and grain

ABSTRACT
Nitrogen and sulfur supplies have a strong influence on the physio-chemical characteristics of crop as well as on the quality and quantity of wheat storage proteins, which play an important role in bread-making process. In order to evaluate the contribution of soil and foliar fertilization of nitrogen and sulfur on quality assessment of wheat, a field trail was carried out having RCB design with four replications and eight different treatments of N and S combinations allotted to plots at different growth stages. Results indicated that highest gluten content (28.35%) was recorded when the wheat crop was fertilized with treatment number-6. Likewise minimum ash contents (1.83%) and minimum electrical conductivity was observed with fertilization of treatment number-8, while control practice result low gluten contents, low standard germination %age and minimum accelerated aging germination test value. In all the recorded observations concerning the experiment wheat cultivar Pirsabaq-2005 showed appreciable response as compared with other variety. So it is possible to obtain maximum quality assessment traits of wheat grain and flour through soil and foliar application of N and S.
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