Effect of Seawee
Effect of Seaweed Extract on Fruiting of Hindy Bisinnara Mango Trees
Ahmed Y. Mohamed 1 and Osama A. M. El- Sehrawy2
1 Tropical Dept. Hort. Res. Instit. ARC, Giza, Egypt.
2Environmental Studies & Res. Instit. Sadat City- Six Zone, P.O.32897, University of Sadat City (USC), Egypt.
Abstract: Yield quantitatively and qualitatively of "Hindy Bisinnara" mango trees in response to foliar application of seaweed extract (SWE) twice, thrice or four times at 0.0, 0.1, 0.2 and 0.4 % were investigated during 2010 and 2011 seasons.Results showed that using seaweed extract(SWE) spraying at 0.1 to 0.4 % twice, thrice or four times was essential in enhancing growth, different nutrients, yield as well as some physical and chemical characteristics of the fruits rather than non-application. The promotion was associated with increasing concentrations and frequencies. No major differences were observed among the higher two concentrations and frequencies.The best results with regard to yield and quality of "Hindy Bisinnara" mango trees were obtained with spraying seaweed extract (SWE) three times (growth start, just after fruit setting and 21 days later) at 0.2 %.
[Ahmed Y. Mohamed and Osama A. M. El- Sehrawy. Effect of Seaweed Extract on Fruiting of Hindy Bisinnara Mango Trees. J Am Sci2013;9(6):537-544]. (ISSN: 1545-1003). http://www.jofamericanscience.org. 67
Key Words: Seaweed extract (SWE), Ascophyllum nodosum extract, Cytokinins, Hindy Bisinnara Mango, challenges to food production, economical point, environmentally benign, organic farm input, mechanism(s) of actions, sustainable methods, safe for the health of animals and humans. Full Text 67