Technical and Economic Viability of Wheat with Forms of Application and Doses of Boron

  •  Fernando Galindo    
  •  Marcelo C. M. Teixeira Filho    
  •  Salatiér Buzetti    
  •  Eduardo Boleta    
  •  Willian Rodrigues    
  •  José Santini    
  •  Alexandre Rosa    
  •  Mariana Ludkiewicz    
  •  Vinicius Silva    


Boron is one of the most limiting micronutrients in grains production system in Brazil. In this way, the objective was to evaluate the effect of forms of application and doses of boron in irrigated wheat grain yield evaluating the economic terms in Cerrado region. The experiment was conducted in no-tillage system in an Oxisol with clay texture in Selvíria, MS, Brazil. The experimental design was a randomized block design with four replicates, arranged in a 4 × 3 factorial scheme: four doses of boron (0, 1, 2 and 4 kg ha-1) with boric acid source (B = 17%); and three apllication forms: a) in desiccation of the predecessor straw, together with herbicide; b) at the time of sowing, in soil along with the formulated fertilization seeding and c) via leaf tissue with the application of post emergent herbicide. The application of 2 kg ha-1 provides greater grain yields, but the highest economic return was obtained at the dose of 1 kg ha-1, with application in soil, ensuring profitability from production of irrigated wheat in the Cerrado.

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