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Department of Horticultural Science and Landscape, Faculty of Agriculture, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad.
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The present study was aimed to evaluate the effect of organic fertilizers of folic acid and amino acids (glycine and glutamic acid) on the plant resistance to stress and yield of cucumber under deficit irrigation conditions. The study was carried out as a factorial in randomized complete blocks with 3 replications. The first factor was fertilization at four levels as control, 200 mg/l folic acid, amino acid glycine and glutamic acid (6 liters per ha), and folic acid + amino acids (glycine and glutamic acid). The second factor was irrigation interval (3, 5 and 7 days). The results showed that an increase in irrigation interval caused a significant reduction in plant dry and fresh weights, internode length, root and shoot lengths, stomatal conductance and chlorophyll contents. Furthermore, combined use of folic acid and amino acid and 7 day irrigation interval increased root length, internode length, leaf area, chlorophyll a and relative leaf water content by 159, 46.9, 84.7, 138 and 36%, respectively, when compared with the control at the same irrigation interval. In addition, a 70% increase in plant fresh weight and 84% increase in fruit weight were observed in irrigation interval of five days and combined treatment of amino acid and folic acid. In general, it can be concluded that the combined application of amino acids and folic acid improved the morphophysiological characteristics of cucumber under deficit irrigation conditions, while it was not effective in improving yield and fruit production with the seven-day irrigation interval.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Availability of soil water and nutrients for plant
Received: 2021/07/22 | Accepted: 2022/03/1 | Published: 2022/03/1

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