Role of growth regulators and plant water extracts on the productivity and water use efficiency of wheat genotypes under limited water supply

  • Safdar Hussain Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan
  • Abdul Rehman Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Akram Department of Environmental Sciences, COMSATS University Islamabad, Vehari Campus 61100 Pakistan
  • Javaid Iqbal Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan
  • Tahira Batool Qaisrani Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan
  • Allah Wasaya
  • M. Nafees
Keywords: Wheat, Growth regulators, moringa, mulberry, leaf water extracts, drought stress, yield

Abstract

Empowerment of wheat genotypes by application of growth regulators, compatible solutes and plant extracts under water restriction is an important strategy for getting sustainable yield. Field trail was performed at the research area of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan. Three wheat cultivars Aas-2011, Faisalabad- 2008 and Triple dwarf-1 were subjected to drought stress (skipping the irrigation at grain filling stage). The wheat genotypes were subjected to treatments viz., T1 i.e. All normal irrigation without application of abscisic acid (ABA), salicylic acid (SA), moringa (MLE) and mulberry leaf water extract (MBLE), T2­ i.e. skipping the irrigation at grain filling stage and application of 2µM ABA, T3 i.e. skipping the irrigation at grain filling stage and application of 10 m mol SA, T4 i.e. skipping the irrigation at grain filling stage and application of 15% MLE and T5 i.e. skipping the irrigation at grain filling stage and application of 10% MBLE. The experiment was laid out in Randomized Complete Block Design with factorial arrangement and repeated three times. From this study it is concluded that Aas-2011 shown best result under drought condition by applying growth regulators and plant water extracts.

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Author Biographies

Safdar Hussain, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan

Agronomy, Assistant Professor

Abdul Rehman, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan

Agronomy, Student

Muhammad Akram, Department of Environmental Sciences, COMSATS University Islamabad, Vehari Campus 61100 Pakistan

Environmental Sciences, Assistant Professor

Javaid Iqbal, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan

Agronomy, Assistant Professor

Tahira Batool Qaisrani, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan

Food Science and Technology, Assoistant Profesor

Published
2019-10-15
How to Cite
Hussain, S., Rehman, A., Akram, M., Iqbal, J., Batool Qaisrani, T., Wasaya, A., & Nafees, M. (2019). Role of growth regulators and plant water extracts on the productivity and water use efficiency of wheat genotypes under limited water supply. Bioscience Journal, 35(6). https://doi.org/10.14393/BJ-v35n6a2019-42372
Section
Agricultural Sciences