Yield and Biofortification of Spinach and Rice using Seed‐Core Zinc Technology
Zinc deficiency in staple foods, particularly cereal grains, poses a global issue, affecting both developing and developed regions. This study focuses on addressing zinc malnutrition and deficiency diseases by exploring agronomic biofortification through the use of zinc-enriched fertilizers and common crop varieties. The research demonstrates the potential for zinc core fertilizers to significantly increase zinc concentrations in plant tissues, enhancing nutrient uptake and crop yield. Preliminary results from spinach and rice experiments indicate the effectiveness of this approach. The study suggests that agronomic biofortification with zinc-core fertilizers can be a practical and cost-effective strategy to combat zinc deficiency and improve human nutrition in various regions.
Zinc, Biofortification, Rice, Spinach