Globally wheat is considered to be the most important and strategic food crop for ensuring food security. The demand for wheat has been increasing tremendously with the increase in population. It is an important source of carbohydrates. Globally, it is the leading source of vegetal protein in human food, having a protein content of about 13%, which is relatively high compared to other major cereals, but relatively low in protein quality for supplying essential amino acids. It is a cool-season crop, widely cultivated under varied agro-ecologic conditions.
Wheat crop is one of the most consumed cereal crops around the world. Potassium plays a major and important role in improving productivity and quality through:
The use of potassium on wheat increases vegetative growth of plants.
One of the most important functions of phosphorus in wheat crop
Calcium has an important role in the wheat crop as it:
The symptoms of deficiency initially appear on the leaves in the form of yellowing in the tops of the leaves and then the leaves are damaged and dry and fall as the symptoms of deficiency appear in: -
Phosphorus deficiency Symptoms on wheat crop appearance as red or purple color on the lower leaves and stems in addition to: -
Calcium deficiency symptoms on wheat causes drying of young leaves after that, twist and the lack of calcium leads to: -