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AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON EFFECTS OF FLUORIDATED WATER ON ABELMOSCHUS ESCULENTUS VAR. SOH-198 (LADY FINGER)

An experimental study of fluoride (F) accumulation in Abelmoschus esculentus VAR. SOH-198 and its effect on the growth and crop yield was conducted in a pot experiment. Eight different concentrations of F in the water were used for irrigation ranging from 2 ppm to 14 ppm with distilled water as the control. Potentiometric determinations of the F content in different parts of the plant were made 45, 60, and 120 days after sowing the seeds (first, second, and third harvest, respectively). At the third harvest the highest mean plant part concentrations of F were recorded with 14 ppm F in the irrigation water: 9.0638 mg/kg in the roots, 5.6896 mg/kg in shoot, 4.5348 mg/kg in leaf and 3.563 mg/kg in fruit


Author(s): Arshi Iram

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