The Effect of Soil and Foliar Urea Application at Heading Stage on Grain Yield and Quality Traits of Bread Wheat (Triticium aestivum L.)

Erdinc Savasli, Oğuz Önder, Yaşar Karaduman, Ramis Dayıoğlu, Didem Özen, Suat Özdemir, Arzu Akın, Zafer Saban Tunca, Bedrettin Demir, Nevzat Aydın


This study was conducted during two crop seasons to investigate the effect of nitrogen fertilizer quantity and application form on grain yield and quality in Eskisehir Transitional Zone Agricultural Research Institute by using seven bread wheat cultivars in rainfed and eight in irrigated conditions. In the study, urea as a source of nitrogen was applied in heading time (Zadoks 59) in granular and foliar form. In all treatments grain yield, some technological quality characteristics were determined of the genotypes. In both conditions while sedimentation value, protein content, aggregation energy (AGGEN) and maximum torque (BEM) values increased, peak maximum time (PMT) decreased with foliar urea applications. it was determined that there were statistically significant differences between the varieties in terms of SDS sedimentation values in both rainfed and irrigated conditions. In this study, In irrigated and rainfed conditions the values obtained from foliar urea applications compared to granular ones with relation higher bread quality in the genotypes which contain Glu-A1 locus 2* subunit; 9% for grain yield, 6.5% for protein content, 17.0% for sedimentation value and 3.8% increase of BEM, Glu-D1 locus; 5+10 subunit 8% for grain yield, 5.6% for protein content, sedimentation 16.0%, 6.4% for BEM increase, for Glu-B1 locus; 7+9 subunit 7.0% for grain yield, 6.0% for protein content, 19.6% for sedimentation value, and 7.2% for BEM value increase. This study was observed that the foliar application during the heading time provided the improvement of bread wheat grain yield and quality characteristics.


Bread wheat; Foliar nitrogen application; Quality; HMW; Glutenin; GlutoPeak

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