Journal of Agroforestry & Envinronment

Journal of Agroforestry and Environment

              Md. Touhidur Rahman, Uttam Kumer Sarker, Md. Sojib Kabiraj, Shivanand Jha, Md. Harun Rashid and Swapan Kumar Paul




Insufficient management of nutrients poses a significant obstacle to achieving sustainable rice production in tropical climates. To address this challenge, an investigation was conducted to find the potential impact of micronutrients on enhancing the yield of Boro rice through foliar application. The study was structured using a randomized complete block design and replicated three times. Field trials were conducted with three micronutrients (Boron, Zinc and Copper) and involved seven treatments, namely control (NPK), NPK + Zinc, NPK + Boron, NPK + Zinc + Boron, NPK + Zinc + Copper, NPK + Boron + Copper, and NPK + Zinc + Boron + Copper. The addition of zinc, boron and copper led to a notable enhancement in the factors contributing to yield. The maximum number of total tillers hill-1 (11.29), effective tillers hill-1 (10.09), panicle length (24.69), grain panicle-1 (138.36), grain yield (5.43 t ha-1) and straw yield (7.22 t ha-1) was resulted when NPK + Zinc + Boron + Copper applied together. The least grain yield (3.64 t ha-1) was produced in control (NPK) owing to lower number of effective tillers hill-1 (7.46), lower number of grain panicle-1 (118.46) and higher number of sterile spikelet panicle-1 (25.46). The findings suggested that the appliance of NPK combined with Zn, B and Cu yielded superior in BRRI dhan89.

Keywords: Boro rice; Foliar application; Micronutrients; Yield; BRRI dhan89.

Journal of Agroforestry and Environment, 2023, 16(2):153-159