Comparative Evaluation of Ground and Unground Pearl Millet and Sorghum Grain Samples for Determining Total Iron and Zinc

Sahrawat, K L and Hangula, M N and Devi, M U and Rai, K N and Reddy, B V S and Wani, S P (2014) Comparative Evaluation of Ground and Unground Pearl Millet and Sorghum Grain Samples for Determining Total Iron and Zinc. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. ISSN 1532-2416

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Abstract

Rapid and effective methods are needed to analyze large numbers of grain samples for iron (Fe) and zinc (Zn) to select cultivars that are denser in these minerals. This study was conducted for the comparative evaluation of ground and unground grain samples for determining total Fe and Zn in pearl millet and sorghum cultivars with a range in seed size. In general, the results of the study with 50 pearl millet and 49 sorghum cultivars showed that grain Fe and Zn, in these relatively small-seeded crops, can be routinely determined using unground samples. Highly significant positive correlations were found between the values of Fe and Zn in grains of these crops determined using ground and ground samples.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: RP-Dryland Cereals
RP-Resilient Dryland Systems
CRPS: CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biofortification of crops, iron and zinc malnutrition, grains denser in minerals, high volume routine method, seed size
Subjects: Mandate crops > Millets > Pearl Millet
Mandate crops > Sorghum
Others > Soil Science
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2014 10:25
Last Modified: 01 May 2014 05:21
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/7921
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00103624.2013.875193
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