EFFECT OF POULTRY AND UREA FERTILIZERS ON QUALITY AND PRODUCTIVITY CHARACTERS OF WHEAT (Triticum aestivum L.)

Abstract

The experiment was conducted in large pots size filled with 9 kg soil, using complete random design (CRD)with three replicates in Biology Department, College of Education for Pure Science at Al-Anbar University,Iraq, to study the effect of organic (poultry manure) and nitrogen fertilizer (N 46%) and their interactions onproductivity and quality characters of two wheat varieties (Abu-Ghraib and Ibaa 99) under pot naturalconditions. Results showed superiority of urea and organic fertilizer treatments for all studied characters. Theinteraction between nitrogen fertilizer (400kg/ha) and Organic fertilizer (18ton/ha) scored high significantpercentage compared with control treatment, for Abu-Ghraib variety was: No. of grains/spike (136%), totalgrain yield gm/pot (246%), total weight of 1000grains (75%), protein in grain (232%) and starch (33 %). Whilefor Ibaa variety was: 142%, 240%, 89%, 248% and 38% respectively. Ibaa variety was more response than Abu-Ghraib variety.