Comparative Evaluation of Ground and Unground Pearl Millet and Sorghum Grain Samples for Determining Total Iron and Zinc
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Kanwar Lal Sahrawat, Magdalena N. Hangula, M. Uma Devi, K. N. Rai, Belum Venkata Subba Reddy, Suhas Wani. (22/4/2014). 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, 45(9), pp. 1259-1269.
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 our 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