Wheat is the foremost nutritional crop in West Pakistan, where it is grown in abundance. There is a larger need for better plant growth solutions to suit the growing need for wheat output for an ever-increasing population. Organic fertilizer and growth regulators are necessary to improve plant growth. We wanted to see how helpful ascorbic acid (AsA) is for wheat growth and yield in our study. Ascorbic acid was utilized as a growth regulator and two wheat cultivars, CK-50 and UJ-16, were used as test crops. This experiment was conducted under Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) which was divided into two blocks (B1and B2). Each block was divided into 6 subplots. Each plot has two replications which were further divided into three treatments; control, 100mg/L & 200mg/L treatment of ascorbic acid. Studied parameters were taken at growth and reproductive stages to record the effect of ascorbic acid treatments on wheat cultivars. After the threshing of wheat in each subplot, total yield data was collected. Results revealed that growing parameters such as Plant height, leaf length, shoot length, no. of grains/ plant, yield/ plant, yield/ plot, no of spikes, and chlorophyll content were all considerably increased when ascorbic acid was treated at 200mg/L. Growth parameters such as the number of tillers, no. of spikes, chlorophyll content, and thousand grains weight were significantly increased at the 100mg/L treatment of ascorbic acid. So, ascorbic treatment could be recommended for the farming community from an economic point of view and for enhanced production.
Citation: Shazia Rehman and Xia Wei (2022) To study the effect of ascorbic acid as a foliar spray on the growth of Triticum aestivum L., European Journal of Botany, Plant Sciences and Phytology, Vol.7, No.1, pp.62-72