Influence of “Arka Vegetable Special” and Superabsorbent Cellulose Based Hydrogel on Growth of Brinjal (Solanum melongena L.) Seedlings in Protrays

Saloni Thakur and Deven Verma

Abstract

The achievement of successful eggplant production is directly associated with the utilization of high-quality seedlings. Incorporation of polymers into the substrate as a water conditioner have been found to enhance water retention capacity, Arka vegetable special increases nutrient content, and improve seedling quality. The study investigated the impact of “Arka vegetable special” and superabsorbent cellulose-based hydrogel on the growth of brinjal seedlings in protrays. The experiment was conducted at a Lovely Professional University Phagwara, Punjab. Three treatments were evaluated using Arka vegetable special sprayed after 15 days of sowing (DAS) and superabsorbent cellulose based hydrogel on growth of brinjal. The experiment was conducted by using three replications. The growth characters and biochemical parameters moisture content, ash content, ascorbic acid content, carotenoids, mineral content, chlorophyll content (chlorophyll a, b and total chlorophyll) and ascorbic acid content were evaluated. The statistical analysis of the data was conducted using the method of analysis of variance (OP STAT statistical software). The best seedling can be obtained by using 3 g/tray of Arka vegetable special and 3 g/tray of hydrogel.

Published on: November 08, 2023
doi: 10.17756/jfcn.2023-s1-051
Citation: Thakur S, Verma D. 2023. Influence of “Arka Vegetable Special” and Superabsorbent Cellulose Based Hydrogel on Growth of Brinjal (Solanum melongena L.) Seedlings in Protrays. J Food Chem Nanotechnol 9(S1): S408-S414.

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