Potential Use of Sea Water for Pineapple Production in BRIS Soil.
Musa, Mohamed Hanafi and Shahid, M. Shahidullah and Md. Niazuddin, and Abd Aziz, Zalilah and Mohammud, C. H. (2010) Potential Use of Sea Water for Pineapple Production in BRIS Soil. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology, 12 (3). pp. 396-400. ISSN 1560-8530
An experiment was conducted to determine the response of four sea water treatments on an improved pineapple genotype “N- 36” grown in Beach Ridges Interspersed with Swales (BRIS) soil. Sea water treatments were prepared by substitution of K with Na ions i.e., 0% (in control), 15%, 30% and 60% of required K doses were replaced by Na ions from sea water. Treatment effects were non-significant up to 30% sodium replacement from sea water. Na replacement (60%) showed significant impact on different growth parameters at different stages (8-10 months after planting). However, the fruit yield, the final target of crop harvest was not adversely affected at significance level. Therefore, sea water irrigation can easily fulfil 60% dose of potassium fertilizer by sodium ions for the production of pineapple in BRIS soil.
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