RESPONSE OF RED CABBAGE PLANTS TO DIFFERENT RATES OF NITROGEN WITH FOLIAR APPLICATION OF METHIONINE UNDER SOIL ADDITION OF ZEOLITE AMENDMENT

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M. A. EL-SHERPINY
DINA A. GHAZI

Abstract

The excessive use of nitrogen fertilizers, as well as their high prices, make us think about reducing their application rates. So, a field trial was performed to determine the effect of zeolite amendment treatments as main plots [without zeolite (control) and zeolite addition at rate of 10.0 ton fed-1) and nitrogen fertilization at different rates [100, 75.0 and 50.0 % of Nitrogen Recommended Dose (NRD) as ammonium nitrate (33.5%N) ] as subplots and external application of methionine as sub-subplots [once in the presence of amino acid (at rate of 2.0 mg L-1) and other  in the absence of amino acid] on the performance of red cabbage plant and soil fertility after harvest. 

The main results of the current study can be summarized as follows:

  1. The combined treatment of zeolite amendment and 75% of NRD (either in the presence or in absence of methionine) recorded red cabbage performance better than that under treatment of 100% of NRD without both zeolite and methionine.
  2. Also, zeolite amendment possessed a positive effect on some studied soil properties i.e. CEC, porosity and available N at harvest stage.

 Generally, it can be concluded that both zeolite and methionine have a vital role in improving red cabbage productivity. Moreover, it can be said that zeolite amendment possess an important role in reducing the application rates of mineral nitrogen fertilizers.

Keywords:
Zeolite, methionine, Nitrogen fertilizers, red cabbage

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EL-SHERPINY, M. A., & GHAZI, D. A. (2022). RESPONSE OF RED CABBAGE PLANTS TO DIFFERENT RATES OF NITROGEN WITH FOLIAR APPLICATION OF METHIONINE UNDER SOIL ADDITION OF ZEOLITE AMENDMENT. Asian Journal of Plant and Soil Sciences, 7(1), 196-207. Retrieved from https://ikppress.org/index.php/AJOPSS/article/view/7538
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