Foliage applied Selenium Improved the Productivity and Quality of White Mustard under Arid Climate

Sher Sultan, Muhammad Suleman, Muhammad Kashif, Muhammad Usman Ali, Ahmad Ali, Muhammad Sharif, Ahmad Sher


Oilseeds crops have a strong bearing on national economy as they constitute about 5 percent of total imports and 50% of agricultural imports. Productivity enhancement of oilseeds, therefore, is of vital importance. Our national consumption of edible oils is around 1.95 million tones, of which about 70% is met through imports. Due to these reasons it is very necessary to enhance the area as well as productivity of oil seed crops. Therefore; a study was carried out to evaluate the productivity and quality of white mustard by exogenous application of selenium under arid climate of Thal at Agronomic Research Area, BZU, Bahadur Sub-Campus Hafizabad Layyah Pakistan, during the year 2016. This experiment was conducted using the RCBD with split plot arrangements. The results revealed that the plant height, stem diameter, 1000-seed weight, seed and biological yield were significantly improved by selenium at Thal region.


Selenium; Yield; White mustard; Thal region

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