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Schinus molle Leaves Compost Improves the Growth, Quality and Productivity of Strawberry (Fragaria × Ananassa Duch) in Potting Culture

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Schinus molle leaves, compost (SLC) incorporated with soil at different volume rates contrasted with control (soil alone), intending to improve and stimulating strawberry growth. Anecdotal accounts of SLC for these purposes the experiment has examined the impacts of SLC on strawberry growth and production responses. This research assessed the impacts of a six volume% (v: v) rates of SLC combined with soil at 0, 20, 40, 60, 80 and 100 of growing medium (field soil). The pots RCBD experiment included four replicates designed at the faculty of agriculture, Sana’a University. Plants cultivated in 20% SLC was significantly (p<0.05) greater than control (field soil) in leaf area, yield, fruit weight and crown DM% by about 12.8% 25.8%, 20.4% and 101.6% subsequently. Meanwhile, transplants grown in 80 and 100% SLC developed the highest quantity of crowns and longer of peduncle. Transplants grown in 60% SLC was the poorest of flower number per plant measured with other treatments. Plants in 100% SLC showed the significantly downer of a DM% in the roots and crown parts 65.3% and 82.7% lower than control, respectively, nevertheless, composed the significantly greater 50.4% of fruit TSS than the control treatment. The variation between the SLC rates on the root characters showed that the 100% SLC increased the roots network volume cm3, root length cm2 root surface area cm2, specific root length cm. This study illustrates the benefit of that application SLC.


Journal of Horticulture and Plant Research (Volume 7)
I. Al-Madhagi and H. Al-Sharagi, "Schinus molle Leaves Compost Improves the Growth, Quality and Productivity of Strawberry (Fragaria × Ananassa Duch) in Potting Culture", Journal of Horticulture and Plant Research, Vol. 7, pp. 26-39, 2019
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August 2019

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