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Mitigation of drought stress by foliar application of salicylic acid and potassium in mung bean (Vigna radiata L.)

DOI: 10.18805/lr.v39i2.9532    | Article Id: LR-245 | Page : 208-214
Citation :- Mitigation of drought stress by foliar application of salicylic acidand potassium in mung bean (Vigna radiata L.) .Legume Research.2016.(39):208-214

Sadia Majeed, Muhammad Akram1*, Muhammad Latif, Muhammad Ijaz2 and Mubshar Hussain3

akramcp@gmail.com
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Department of Agronomy, University College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan.

Submitted Date : 30-07-2015
Accepted Date : 9-02-2016

Abstract

An experiment was conducted to investigate the mitigation of drought stress by foliar application of salicylic acid and potassium in mung bean. Treatments comprised of three drought stress (control, drought stress at flowering stage and drought stress at flowering and pod formation stages) and foliar application salicylic acid (100 ppm) alone and in combination with potassium (1%). Irrigation missing at flowering stage, affected less the growth and yield as compared with irrigation missing at both flowering and pod formation stage. Exogenous application of salicylic acid and potassium could mitigate the adverse effects of drought stress significantly.

Keywords

Drought stress Foliar spray Mungbean Potassium Salicylic acid.

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