Volume 2, Issue 50 (6-2014)                   J. Med. Plants 2014, 2(50): 83-91 | Back to browse issues page

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Hoseini Mazinani M, Hadipour A. Increasing Quantitative and Qualitative Yield of Calendula officinalis L. by Using Bio-Fertilizer. J. Med. Plants. 2014; 2 (50) :83-91
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1- Islamic Azad University (Shahre-e-Rey Branch) , Mzhoseini@yahoo.com
2- ACECR (East Azerbaijan Branch)
Abstract:   (12983 Views)
Background: Because the excessive use of chemical fertilizers had harmful effects, bio-fertilizers using are suitable alternative for supply of safe food, healthy environment and human health. Objective: To evaluate the effect of bio-fertilizers on the quantity and quality yield of calendula medicinal plant. Methods: This study conducted in the research farm of Islamic Azad University (Shahr-e-Ray Branch) based on a randomized complete blocks design with three replications. Treatments were Nitroxin, Super nitro plus, Mycorrhizae, animal manure, chemical fertilizer (NPK) and control (no fertilizer). Results: The bio-fertilizers using had a significant effect on the most of studied quantity and quality parameters. Effect of bio-fertilizers was significant (p≤0.05) on dry matter of flower and fresh yield and (p≤0.01) on fresh weight of flower and essential oil yield of calendula. Biofertilizer had a significant effect on main constituents, Muurolol (epi-alpha) and alpha-Cadinol (%) (p≤0.01). Conclusion: Biofertilizers had a positive and significant effect on yield of essential oil and also maximum yield of essential oil was observed by Nitroxin treatment.
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Received: 2014/09/28 | Accepted: 2014/09/28 | Published: 2014/09/28

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