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Effects of seaweed extract on yield and protein content of two common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) cultivars

DOI: 10.18805/LR-383    | Article Id: LR-383 | Page : 589-593
Citation :- Effects of seaweed extract on yield and protein content of two common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) cultivars.Legume Research.2018.(41):589-593
S. Kocira, A. Kocira, R. Kornas, M. Koszel, M. Szmigielski, M. Krajewska, A. Szparaga and Z. Krzysiak slawomir.kocira@up.lublin.pl
Address : Department of Machinery Exploitation and Production Process Management, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Akademicka 13, 20-950 Lublin, Poland
Submitted Date : 21-08-2017
Accepted Date : 14-10-2017

Abstract

An experiment was conducted to investigate into the effects of Ecklonia maxima extract (Kelpak SL) on yield, protein and ash contents of two bean cultivars. The study was carried out in 2012 - 2014 in Poland. During the growing season, 0.2% and 0.4% solutions of the bio-stimulant were applied by single and double spraying of plants against a control. The highest number and weight of grains were found when the plants of ‘Toska’ cultivar were single sprayed with 0.2% seaweed extract. Double spraying the plants with the 0.4% solution of Kelpak SL increased the number, its weight and the number of pods in cultivar ‘Aura’. The application of Kelpak SL increased protein content of grains in both bean cultivars. Higher the dose the double foliar application of the bio-stimulant, more was the ash content of the grain of plants of ‘Toska’ cultivar.

Keywords

Bean Ecklonia maxima extract Protein Yield.

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