Foliar Application of Thiamin Stimulates the Growth, Yield and Biochemical Compounds Production of Coriander and Fenugreek

Journal of Horticultural Research. 2018;26(1):77-85 DOI 10.2478/johr-2018-0009

 

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Journal Title: Journal of Horticultural Research

ISSN: 2300-5009 (Online)

Publisher: Sciendo

Society/Institution: Research Institute of Horticulture, Skierniewice, Poland

LCC Subject Category: Agriculture: Plant culture

Country of publisher: Poland

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS

Aminifard Mohmmad Hossein (Faculty of Agriculture, University of Birjand, 9718837975 Birjand, Iran)
Jorkesh Abbas (Faculty of Agriculture, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran)
Fallahi Hamid-Reza (Faculty of Agriculture, University of Birjand, 9718837975 Birjand, Iran)
Alipoor Khosro (Faculty of Agriculture, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran)

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Time From Submission to Publication: 20 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

This study was aimed to investigate the effect of thiamine (Th) foliar application on some morpho-physiological aspects in coriander and fenugreek. Three levels of Th (250, 500 and 750 ppm) plus control treatment (distilled water) were studied under controlled greenhouse conditions. All the levels of Th, in particular the concentration of 500 ppm, increased the vegetative growth of coriander. 1000-grain weight, contents of nitrogen and phosphorus, carotenoid and chlorophyll b contents were the highest at a concentration of 750 ppm. Fenugreek vegetative growth also responded positively to the application of Th especially at a concentration of 750 but also 500 ppm increased the content of leaf nitrogen, chlorophyll b, carotenoids, phenolics and antioxidant activity. Overall, the performance of coriander and fenugreek was improved by the application of Th foliar at all levels.