Effect of Foliar Spray with Some Biostimulants on Growth, Yield and Seeds Quality of Pea Plants Grown in Sandy Soil

Journal of Applied Sciences Research, 2014 May; 10(5): pages 400-407.

8 Pages Posted: 8 Jul 2017

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Sabreen Ibraheim

Zagazig University - Faculty of Agriculture

Date Written: July 21, 2016

Abstract

A field experiment was carried out in sandy soil at El-Khattara Experimental Farm, Fac. Agric., Zagazig Univ., Sharkia Governorate, Egypt during the winter seasons of 2010/2011 and 2011/2012, to study the effect of foliar spraying of pea plants with some biostimulants; i.e., yeast extract and Mega Power - x on growth , yield and seed quality. Foliar spraying with Mega Power - x at the highest concentration(3ml/L) recorded the highest value of leaves number per plant in both seasons. All tested concentrations of Mega Power - x increased significantly total dry weight / plant and total yield per feddan, followed by spraying with yeast extract at different tested concentrations compared to control treatment. Moreover, leaf total chlorophyll content was at its maximum values after spraying with Mega Power - x at different concentrations compared to control treatment and all tested yeast extract concentrations. In addition, foliar spray of yeast extract and Mega Power – x at different concentrations increased significantly N, P, protein and T.S.S(%) compared to control treatment, while seeds K and carbohydrate(%) were not significantly affected.

Keywords: Peas, biostimulants, yeast extract, Mega Power-x, yield

Suggested Citation

Ibraheim, Sabreen, Effect of Foliar Spray with Some Biostimulants on Growth, Yield and Seeds Quality of Pea Plants Grown in Sandy Soil (July 21, 2016). Journal of Applied Sciences Research, 2014 May; 10(5): pages 400-407., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2812465

Sabreen Ibraheim (Contact Author)

Zagazig University - Faculty of Agriculture ( email )

Zagazig
Egypt

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