Check sowing date and seed priming on the essential oil Dracocephalum moldavica L.

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Check sowing date and seed priming on the essential oil Dracocephalum moldavica L.

Masome Norali Gare Mosa, Mojtaba Fateh
Int. J. Agron. Agri. Res.6( 4), 54-58, April 2015.
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Moldavian balm (Dracocephalum moldavica L.) grasses, annuals, belonging to the mint family. Vegetative body of the plant contain essential oil has antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, is And to relieve headaches and colds, and spasms of the kidney and used in the food industry and cosmetics. In order to evaluate the agronomic characteristics Dracocephalum moldavica influenced by planting time and priming, Agricultural Experiment Station, Agricultural and Natural Resources Research Station in 2013 in the city of West Azarbaijan province was conducted in Sect. The experiment was a split plot in a randomized complete block design with three replications. Main plots consisted of three sowing dates (15 May, May 31 and 15 June) and sub-plots included four levels of priming (Zn (0/02 percent), potassium nitrate (0/4 percent), tap water and control (without priming) were studied. According to the data, it is observed that the maximum height of plants treated with potassium nitrate is Moldavian balm And a minimum height of 78 cm and an average value for the control. The most essential Moldavian balm (0/7%) of potassium nitrate is priming. Thus it can be concluded that the time of planting and priming with potassium nitrate can be improved morphological characteristics and performance of the plant.


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