THE EFFECTS OF CLINOPTILOLITE APLICATION ON GROWTH AND NUTRIENT IONS CONTENT IN RICE GRAIN


GEVREK M. N. , TATAR M. Ö. , Yagmur B., Ozaydin S.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF FIELD CROPS, vol.14, no.2, pp.79-88, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF FIELD CROPS
  • Page Numbers: pp.79-88

Abstract

The experiment was carried out at the experimental fields of the Field Crops Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Ege University during the growth period of 2003 and 2004. Split-plots experiment design with three replications were used. The main plots were clinoptilolite applications (with 6 t ha(-1) and without treatment) and the subplots were rice varieties. Average yield of the varieties was approximately 11 % higher in the first plots with clinoptilolite application than untreated plots (the second plots without clinoptilolite). It was observed that clinoptilolite affected yield components positively. It decreased sterility (9.3 %) on the other hand, increased protein content (9.7 %) and macro-micro mineral in grain.