Effect of planting dates, organic fertilization and foliar spray of algae extract on productivity of Dutch fennel plants under Sinai conditions
Abd El-Aleem Wafaa, Hendawy SF, Hamed ES and Toaima WIM
The present work was conducted on Dutch fennel plant strains during the two successive seasons of 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 in El-Maghara region, North Sinai Governorate, Egypt to detect the effect of sowing dates, organic fertilization, foliar spray of Spirulina platensis algae extract and the interaction among treatments on fruits and essential oil productivity. The experiment was planned in split split plot design. The interaction results showed that the significantly maximum increments in growth, fruits and oil yields were obtained when plants were sown in the early sowing date (15th of October) and received the higher level of compost manure (20 m3/fed.) combined with foliar spray of Spirulina platensis extract. The major chemical constituents of extracted essential oils were trans-anethole, estragole, l-fenchone and d-limonene.
Abd El-Aleem Wafaa, Hendawy SF, Hamed ES, Toaima WIM. Effect of planting dates, organic fertilization and foliar spray of algae extract on productivity of Dutch fennel plants under Sinai conditions. J Med Plants Stud 2017;5(3):327-334.