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Role of seaweed extract on growth, yield and quality of some agricultural crops: A review

DOI: 10.18805/ag.R-1838    | Article Id: R-1838 | Page : 321-326
Citation :- Role of seaweed extract on growth, yield and quality of some agricultural crops: A review.Agricultural Reviews.2018.(39):321-326
Mahima Begum, Bijnan Chandra Bordoloi, Dhiman Dev Singha and Nayan Jyoti Ojha mahimabegum25@rediffmail.com
Address : Sugarcane Research Station, Assam Agricultural University, Buralikson-785 622, Assam, India.
Submitted Date : 22-08-2018
Accepted Date : 3-11-2018

Abstract

Seaweed and seaweed-derived products have been widely used as bio stimulants in crop production due to presence of multiple growth regulators such as cytokinin, auxins, gibberellins, betaines, as well as presence of macronutrients such as Ca, K, P, and micronutrients like Fe, Cu, Zn, B, Mn, Co and Mo, which are necessary for plant growth and development. Numerous studies have revealed a wide range of beneficial effects of seaweed extract on plants, such as early seed germination and establishment, better crop performance and yield, inducing resistance to biotic and abiotic stress and many more. This paper is an effort to review the importance of seaweed extract on germination, production, improvement of nutritional quality of agricultural crops which helps in further study of sea weed in agriculture. 

Keywords

Foliar spray Nutritional quality Resistant to stress Sea weeed extract.

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