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Impact of soil composition on growth and proximate analysis of ecotypes of Brassica oleracea L.

Rashid Abbas Khan, Tauqeer Ahmed Qadri, Amjid Khan

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Int. J. Biosci.15(3), 489-495, September 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/15.3.489-495

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This study examined the growth parameters and proximate composition and soil composition of different ecotypes of Brassica oleracea L. The sample of Mianwali showed improved growth but sample collected from Kala-Bagh showed destructive growth and proximate composition as compared to other ecotypes. The maximum plant height (40.33cm) and leaf size (14.2cm), Weight of Curd (456g), Diameter of Curd (10.1cm), Fresh weight of root (21cm) and length of roots (24cm) were recorded in Sample collected from Mianwali. The comparison of proximate composition of ecotypes determined that maximum total ash values (19.67%) were recorded in the sample of Mianwali, highest moisture percentage (95.34%) were recorded in sample of Isa-khail, highest values (21.28%) of crude fiber and (29.043%) of crude protein were recorded in the sample of Mianwali and highest values (1.92%) of fats were recorded in the sample of Sultan-khail. The findings suggest that Brassica oleracea L. is a widely affected by environment and is chief source of crude fiber, fats and crude protein. It has high potential as a vegetable in the treatment of diseases so it is known as hospital so far.

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