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Effects of Nano-Potassium and Nano-Calcium Chelated Fertilizers on Qualitative and Quantitative Characteristics of Ocimum basilicum


Received On: 07/04/2014
Accepted On: 17/04/2014


Author(s)

Ghahremani, A., Akbari, K., Yousefpour, M., Ardalani, H.


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Abstract

This study was made up in order to investigate the effects of different levels of Nano   calcium and Nano   potassium chelate fertilizers on quantitative and qualitative characteristics of Basil. Basil (Ocimum basilicum), belongs to the Lamiaceae family. The study was conducted in a randomized complete design with four replications at a greenhouse in Gonbad Qabus city, Golestan province during 2011-2012 cropping season. The experimental treatments were Nano calcium foliar treatments with 1/1000 and 2/1000 concentrations and Nano potassium foliar treatments with 2/1000, 4/1000 and 6/1000 concentrations and control without any foliar. Results showed that performance increased in comparison with control in plants exposing to 2/1000 Nano calcium chelate fertilizer and different levels of Nano potassium chelate fertilizer. Treatments with 2/1000 Nano calcium and 6/1000 Nano potassium concentration had the highest One thousand seed weight (P<0.05). Calcium and potassium Nano   fertilizers significantly increased basil dry matter (P<0.05). Moreover, in comparison with control, high levels foliar Nano calcium and Nano potassium treatments, showed better leaf area. Also, Nano   calcium and Nano potassium fertilizer treatments, increased harvest index, grain yield, biological yield, calcium percentage, potassium percentage and Chlorophyll content in basil.


Keywords

Ocimum Basilicum, Nano Calcium Chelate Fertilizer, Nano Potassium Chelate Fertilizer, Grain Yield, Biological Yield, Harvest Index

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Ghahremani, A., Akbari, K., Yousefpour, M., Ardalani, H. (2014). Effects of Nano-Potassium and Nano-Calcium Chelated Fertilizers on Qualitative and Quantitative Characteristics of Ocimum basilicum. International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars (IJPRS), 3(2), 235-241.


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