The Impact of Argel (Solennostemma argel Del Hayne) applications on growth of lime’s (Citrus aurantifoliaSwingle) seedlings
To enhance growth of lime’s seedlings, Argel was tested for its bio-stimulating potential in this study as soil dressing in doses of 0, 5, 10, 15 and 20 g per seedling. Each seedling was planted in 40X20 cm plastic bag. The complete randomized block design was used with 4 replicates each composed of 2 seedlings. Treatments were repeated every 3 months after data recording. According to the final reading, the 15 and 20 g treatments enhanced seedling height substantially and the reverse was true for the number of branches per seedling.The 10 g treatment resulted in best circumference, while the 20 g resulted in the highest number of leaves. The 15 g treatment was the best enhancer for leaf length and width. The overall growth of seedlings was stimulated by Argel applications.
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