Bio-fortification of calcium, zinc and iron improves yield and quality of forage sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L.)

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  • Muhammad Asif , Basharat Abbas , Ahsan Aziz, Muhammad Adnan, Muhammad Ehsan Safdar1 , Amjed Ali , Ali Raza, and Muhammad Shakeel Hanif

Keywords:

Bio-fortification, Forage quality, Micronutrients, Sorghum, Yield

Abstract

Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L.) is an important summer fodder crop. It is a quick growing grass which
requires low inputs. Deficiency of major micronutrients {calcium (Ca), zinc (Zn) and iron (Fe)} is common in
sorghum which creates some health problems in livestock. Therefore, the study was conducted during summer 2018 at
Agronomic Research Farm, College of Agriculture, University of Sargodha Pakistan to evaluate the impact of
calcium (Ca), zinc (Zn) and iron (Fe) bio-fortification on yield and quality of forage sorghum under field conditions.
Experiment was laid out in randomized complete block design (RCBD) with 4 replications, t

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Published

2023-06-02

How to Cite

Muhammad Asif , Basharat Abbas , Ahsan Aziz, Muhammad Adnan, Muhammad Ehsan Safdar1 , Amjed Ali , Ali Raza, and Muhammad Shakeel Hanif. (2023). Bio-fortification of calcium, zinc and iron improves yield and quality of forage sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L.). JPAA, 5(3). Retrieved from https://ojs.aiou.edu.pk/index.php/jpaa/article/view/1098

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