Volume 2, Issue 3, August 2017, Page: 106-113
Effects of Plant Spacing and Its Association with Humic Acid Application on the Growth, Yield and Active Composition in Curcuma longa
Fadia El Sherif, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, King Faisal University Al-Ahsaa, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt
Ezzat Ghoname Ismail, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Department, Horticulture Research Institute, Agriculture Research Center, Giza, Egypt
Received: May 19, 2017;       Accepted: Jun. 5, 2017;       Published: Jul. 5, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajpb.20170203.14      View  1287      Downloads  77
Abstract
The effects of two plant spacing (20×20 cm) and (40×40 cm), Humic acid concentration (0, 1000 and 2000 ppm) and their interaction on growth, yield and principal components of ethanol extract of Curcuma longa under sand soil conditions were studied. The results showed that plan spacing (20×20cm) increased the growth and yield of Curcuma longa, while Humic acid had no effect on yield of Curcuma longa with the plant spacing (20×20 cm). With increased Humic acid concentration up to 2000 ppm in the case of plant spacing (40×40cm), the growth, yield and curcumin percentage were increased.
Keywords
Humic Acid, Turmeric, Plant Density, Vegetative Growth, Rhizome Yield, Active Compound
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Fadia El Sherif, Ezzat Ghoname Ismail, Effects of Plant Spacing and Its Association with Humic Acid Application on the Growth, Yield and Active Composition in Curcuma longa, American Journal of Plant Biology. Vol. 2, No. 3, 2017, pp. 106-113. doi: 10.11648/j.ajpb.20170203.14
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