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Impact of organic fertilizers on strawberry production grown in soilless media

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Saman Chughtai, Nadeem Akhter Abbasi, Khalid Mahmood Qureshi, Abdul Ahad Qureshi, Usman Shoukat Qureshi

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Int. J. Biosci.13( 1), 27-35, July 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/13.1.27-35


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Fragaria ananassa Duch (Strawberry) is economically very important member of family Rosaceae, is extensively consumed all over the world. With advanced awareness about hazardous effects of chemical fertilizers, agrochemical industries are also focusing on organic sources for providing organic plant products that are processed and originated either from pure natural animal collagen that derives excellent constituents such as glycine, proline and hydroxyproline via advanced hydrolysis process; or originated by plant debris through process of fermentation. Humic acid and seaweed extracts are also other organic sources that have bio-regulatory effects on plants, which help to improve plant growth by increasing the leaf chlorophyll content, enhancing nutrients uptake and hormonal effects. The research was conducted at PMAS-Arid Agriculture University during years 2014- 2015 and 2015-2016. ‘Chandler’ variety is grown in peat moss using organic fertilizers amino acid (animal based), amino acid (plant based), humic acid and seaweed extract at 3, 0.2, 2, 4 ml/L respectively. Results were analyzed using RCBD. The results showed that among all treatment applied, plant based amino acid increased all parameters including vegetative (plant biomass, number of leaves and leaf area), reproductive (number of fruit and total yield) and fruit quality (total soluble solids, titratable acidity and total sugars) followed by animal based amino acid, during two growing years. Humic acid and seaweed extract showed non-significant effect during two years study.


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