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Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2001 | Volume: 1 | Issue: 6 | Page No.: 475-479
DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2001.475.479
Nutritional Status and Growth of Maize Plants as Affected by Green Microalgae as Soil Additives
Mahmoud M. Shaaban

Abstract:
The effect of using dry microalga (Chlorella vulgaris) as soil additives on the nutrient status and shoot and root growth of maize plants (Zea mays L. var. Triple-hybrid 310) was investigated. Algae were added to the soil before sowing in the rates of 50, 100, 150 and 200 Kg /Fed, in addition to the basic NPK fertilizers. Significant increase in the nutrient taken up by shoots and roots was calculated as a result of adding different alga-levels. Addition of algae has significant increases in root volume, chlorophyll formation, dry weight of shoots and roots as well as plant height. The best treatments were 150 and 200Kg algae/Fed.
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14 March, 2019
Reuben Riley Rampersad:
Is it possible to state how many replicates were used for each treatment? Kind regards
 
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