Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2012, Volume: 5, Issue: 1, Pages: 1-3
Saeedeh Khaghani* 1 , Mohammad Javad Shakouri* 2 and Saeedeh Mafakheri3 , Mohammad Aslanpour4
1Department of Environment,
2 Department of Horticulture,
3Department of Horticulture,
4Department of Horticulture, [email protected]* 2
and [email protected]*
*Author For Correspondence
Department of Environment
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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