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Effect of Molasses on the Growth of Okra, Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench (Dicotyledonae: Malvaceae)

01 Jan 2021-Vol. 37, Iss: 1, pp 4-11
TL;DR: In this article, an experiment was conducted for the assessment of molasses effect on okra (ladies' finger) under natural environment at the Botanical Garden of Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University), Mullana-Ambala (Haryana).
Abstract: Vegetables are important for health due to their contents as minerals, antioxidant, vitamins, phytochemicals and dietary fiber. All these substances are related to lower the risks for development of health problems. The use of chemical fertilizers affected both soil health and crop productivity in the long term. An experiment was conducted for the assessment of molasses effect on okra (ladies’ finger) under natural environment at the Botanical Garden of Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University), Mullana-Ambala (Haryana). During investigation all the attributes for growth stages of plants as per molasses treatment and control groups were observed. The treatment of molasses concentrations viz. 5%, 3% and 1% to response of plant growth was recorded after standard post sowing interval and compared with the control group as well. The present work revealed the better plant growth and yields of okra in soil blended with molasses as organic fertilizer than the field without molasses. Therefore, authors wish to recommend the molasses as profound organic fertilizer for eco-friendly farming and sustainable agriculture.
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31 Aug 2021
TL;DR: In this paper, the effect of sugar beet molasses (SBM) on the growth and biochemical parameters related to plants' response to salinity stress (SS) was investigated, where wild thyme plants were treated for 5 weeks to sodium chloride and 3% molasses solution using two modes of application (soil irrigation or foliar sprays).
Abstract: The growing demand for Thymus serpyllum biomass to produce drugs, cosmetics and spices necessitates the search for innovative methods mitigating the negative effects of environmental stressors in order to improve its yield under unfavorable conditions. Due to the exposure of plants to salinity stress (SS), we investigated the effect of sugar beet molasses (SBM) on the growth and biochemical parameters related to plants’ response to SS. Wild thyme plants were treated for 5 weeks to sodium chloride and 3% molasses solution using two modes of application (soil irrigation or foliar sprays). Plants irrigated by SBM showed slighter stem growth inhibition than control plants, high stress tolerance index and maintained a constant root water content under salt stress. Moreover plants treated with 100 mM NaCl and soil-applied SBM had lower lipid peroxidation level, showed lower POD activity, higher total soluble protein content and maintained a more even free amino acids level, compared to the control treatments. The concentration of potassium ions was higher in the case of plant roots irrigation with sugar beet molasses compared to control plants. In this experiment, most of the growth and biochemical parameters from foliar molasses-sprayed plants did not differ significantly from the control. We provided evidence that soil-applied SBM beneficially changed the plant’s biochemical response to salt stress. On the basis of the obtained results, we conclude that this soil amendment contributes to the strengthening of plant protection against this harmful environmental factor.

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Trending Questions (3)
What is the compounds found in molasses that helps in number of leaves of plants of plants?

Molasses, used as an organic fertilizer, enhances plant growth by increasing the number of leaves in okra plants. The compounds in molasses contribute to improved growth and yield.

What are the theories behind the use of malunggay and molasses as alternative fertilizers?

The provided paper does not mention the use of malunggay as an alternative fertilizer. It only discusses the use of molasses as an organic fertilizer for okra growth.

Is molasses good for kidney disease?

The provided paper does not mention anything about the effects of molasses on kidney disease. The paper is about the effect of molasses on the growth of okra plants.