Effect of application of cycocel and saline water on growth and yield characteristics of tomato lycopersicon esculentum plants

Kazim, A.A.; Mehsin, H.

Mesopotamia Journal of Agriculture 15(2): 151-168


ISSN/ISBN: 0379-7791
Accession: 005221239

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Local tomato plants were grown in a soil mixture (loam and manure, 2:1) and sprayed with different concentrations of Cycocel (CCC), then watered with saline solutions prepared from tap water and salt mixtures containing equal parts of NaCl, CaCl2 and MgCl2 at different concentrations. There was a significant decrease in plant growth proportional to the CCC and salts concentrations. Water content, relative turgidity, diffusible ions and soluble ions of the youngest fully expanded leaves changed. Regarding the yield, salt treatments resulted in a significant reduction while CCC caused an increase. Dry weight, total soluble solids, pH and titratable acidity of fruit juice also had changed.