Prakash, R. Samundeeswari, G. Navaneethan, Palagani Padmaja, B. Ramakrishnan, Anurima chatterjee, Mary Magar Nisha
Key words: Mulberry, potassium humate and nutrients, secondary metabolites.
We aimed to the influence of potassium humate on growth rate and nutritional value of Mulberry plant is studied. Potassium humate is extracted from lignite by treating with Potassium hydroxide. In the present study, Mulberry plants were grown in different concentration of potassium humate from 1% to 10% respectively. After five months of respective treatment physical parameters like plant height, number of the leaves and biochemical like protein, total chlorophylls, total carbohydrates and secondary metabolites were evaluated. They were found to be in increasing order in all the treated groups than the untreated control. The maximum growth and the nutrient contents were recorded in 4% of the potassium humate treated plants than the untreated control.
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