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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

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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