• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2012, Volume: 5, Issue: 1, Pages: 1-3

Original Article

Effect of different chemical fertilizers on chicory (Cichorium intybus L.)


Chicory is a medicinal plant; its flowers and especially leaves and roots are used because of their pharmaceutical characteristics such as blood filtration, lenitive and antipyretic. This experiment was conducted in 2008 to study the effects of different chemical fertilizer in dry and semi dry climate of Torbat Jam, Iran, in the form of complete randomized design with three replications. Treatments of the experiment included control, urea (150 kg/ha), NPK as 12-6-40, NPK as 20-20-20, NPK as 28-14-14 and the complete fertilizer at two stages. Results showed that all traits were significantly affected at P≤0.01. The highest total fresh and dried weight of plant and dried weight of root were achieved when urea was applied (2050, 416 and 138 kg/ha, respectively); this treatment was most effective.
Keywords: chicory, mineral nutrients, chemical fertilizer


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