Facebook Twitter Linkedin
HOME btn ABOUT US btn JOURNALS btn AUTHORS btn CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS btn SEARCH btn CONTACT US  
  home bred bred bred bred bred bred bred  

   LIST OF ACADEMIA JOURNALS

btn Academia Journal of Biotechnology

btn Journal of Business and Economic     Management

btn  Academia Journal of Medicinal Plants

btn Academia Journal of Environmental     Sciences

btn Academia Journal of Agricultural     Research

btn Academia Journal of Educational     Research

btn Academia Journal of Food Research

btn Academia Journal of Scientific     Research

btn Academia Journal of Microbiology    Research

btn  Engineering and Technology

btn Academia Journal of Pharmacy and     Pharmacology

btn Medicine and Medical Sciences

 

 

Classifications

  1. Acad J Agric Res

Related Articles

  1. Google Scholar

  2. PubMed


ajar ban

Research Article

Academia Journal of Agricultural Research 8(4): 134-142, April 2020
DOI: 10.15413/ajar.2019.0137
ISSN: 2315-7739
2020 Academia Publishing

Abstract

 

Influence of different calcium sources foliar spray on growth, yield and some biochemical changes of eggplant

Accepted 14th April, 2020
 

B. B. M. Salim1*, M. S. Hikal2, Y. A. M.Salama3, A. Abou El-Yazied4 and H. G. Abd El-Gawad4

1Department of Agricultural Botany, Faculty of Agriculture, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.
2Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.
3Plant Adaptation Unit, Genetic Resource Department, Desert Research Center, Cairo, Egypt.
4Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.

 

The impacts of the individual foliar spray with different calcium sources, such as calcium superphosphate, calcium sulphate, calcium nitrate and calcium chloride at 2 g/l for each source equal 3.96, 5.81, 6.1 and 9.09 mM Ca+2, respectively at 40 and 50 days from transplanting, on the growth, yield and some biochemical changes of eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) cultivated during the summer seasons of 2017 and 2018 were studied. The results indicated that foliar application with calcium treatments significantly stimulated the most of the vegetative growth characteristics, super oxide dismutase (SOD) activity, improved photosynthetic pigments (chlorophyll a, b, total chlorophylls and total carotenoids) and increased the total fruits yield as compared with the control plants. In contrast, spraying different calcium sources reduced the concentration of total soluble proteins and free amino acids in eggplant leaves as compared with the check plants. The superiority of foliar spray with calcium superphosphate (3.96 mM Ca+2) gave the highest values of plant height, number of leaves and branches per plant, leaf area, leaf fresh and dry weights, fruit length, fruit diameter, fruits number per plant, fruits yield per plant and fruits yield per feddan as well as recorded the highest values of total carbohydrates, SOD activity, Cu concentration in leaves, N, P, Mg, Ca, Fe, Mn, Cu and Zn concentration in fruits as compared with the check plants and other calcium sources.

Key words: Calcium, eggplant, growth, yield, photosynthetic pigments, minerals, super oxide dismutase.

This is an open access article published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Cite this article as:

Salim BBM, Hikal MS, Salama YAM, Abou El-Yazied A, Abd El-Gawad HG (2020). Influence of different calcium sources foliar spray on growth, yield and some biochemical changes of eggplant. Acad. J. Agric. Res. 8(4): 134-142.

Copyright © 2020 Academia Publishing. All rights reserved