International Journal of Agricultural Policy and Research
Vol.4 (2), pp. 22-28, February 2016
Available online at https://www.journalissues.org/IJAPR/
Article 16/ID/JPR001/07/ pages
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Original Research Article
Effect of macro and micro elements foliar spray on the qaulity and quantity of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum)
Ramiar Awar and Ezzat Karami*
Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Sanandaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sanandaj, Iran.
*Corresponding Author Email: ezzatut81(at)yahoo.com
In order to investigate the effect of macro and micro grow more fertilizers on the quality and quantity of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.)an experiment was conducted on Karoon cultivar in Kamyaran town in the crop year 2013.This experiment was conducted in a Randomized Complete Block Designs (RCBD) with three-replication. The fertilizer treatments including Multi-purplex, Sulopotas, Iron Chelate, Gro Folan, Feugo Base, NPK, Calcium, Zinc, a mixture of all treatments (Mix), and control (no fertilizer). The results showed that mix treatment had the highest fruit yield with the amount of 402.1kg per 100 plants and control had the lowest yield, 156.9kg per 100 plants. Feugo Base and control, 4.8 and 2.9mg per 25g fruit, produced the highest and lowest amounts of vitamin C respectively, which significantly differ from other fertilizer treatments. The amounts of vitamin C in other fertilizer treatments were between these two treatments. Sulopotas had the highest amount of soluble solids, 11.73, which was significantly different from other treatments. Calcium, Iron Chelate, and Sulopotas led to the highest amount of flesh firmness, 6.36, 6.13, and 5.67g/ cm2, respectively; and control resulted in the lowest amount, 3.66 g/cm2.
Key words: Macro and micro fertilizers, solanum lycopersicum L, quality, quantity