Response of tomato metabolism to manures and fertilizers

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Response of tomato metabolism to manures and fertilizers

Irshad Ahmad
Int. J. Biosci.2( 3), 106-109, March 2012.
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Tomato (Latin-juicy wolf peach) is a popular, versatile, easily grown plant with a great tasting fruit. Originally cultivated during prehistoric times by the Indians in South America, they were long believed to be poisonous. But now tomato is the favourite of home vegetable gardeners and is widely cultivated and used throughout the world. In this study, tomato plants were treated with organic manures (F.Y.M, Sewage Sludge) and inorganic fertilizers (N.P.K, Zn, S) were analysed for biochemical composition. Phenol, chlorophyll, protein, sulphur, nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium content exhibited an increase at all the test concentrations and were found maximum in sewage sludge treated along with N.P.K (T7).


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