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Asian Journal of Crop Science
  Year: 2018 | Volume: 10 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 141-150
DOI: 10.3923/ajcs.2018.141.150
 
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Nitrogen Application and Different Plant Densities Effectiveness on the Productivity of Parsley Crop

Khalid Ali Khalid

Abstract:
Background and Objective: Parsley is used for many purposes such as food and pharmaceutical industries. Nitrogen and plant densities play important roles in various growth processes and synthesis of the constituents of different crops especially in arid and semi arid regions. The evaluation of morphological characters and active principals (essential oil) of parsley under N, plant density and their interaction had not been investigated before. So, this study aimed to investigate the effect of Nitrogen and plant density and their interaction on parsley crop productivity. Materials and Methods: Parsley plants were subjected to different nitrogen (N) doses (0, 100, 150 and 200 kg ha–1) with three plant densities (8, 12 and 20 plant m–2). Fresh and dry weights, fruit yield, essential oil composition and NPK content were measured. The averages of data were statistically analyzed using two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA-2) with significance level LSD at 0.05. Results: The greatest values of fresh and dry weights, fruit yield per plant were recorded with the treatment of 200 kg ha–1 (N)×8 Plant m–2 while the mass production (g m–2) were obtained with 200 kg ha–1 (N) x20 Plant m–2. Plants treated with 200 kg ha–1 (N)×8 Plant m–2 resulted in the highest values of essential oil (%, mL Plant–1 and mL m–2), main constituents of essential oil and nutrient contents (NPK). Conclusion: Nitrogen treatment and plant densities caused different variations in fresh and dry weights, fruit yield, essential oil composition and NPK content.
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Khalid Ali Khalid , 2018. Nitrogen Application and Different Plant Densities Effectiveness on the Productivity of Parsley Crop. Asian Journal of Crop Science, 10: 141-150.

DOI: 10.3923/ajcs.2018.141.150

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajcs.2018.141.150

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