Influence of irrigation and methanol on physiological processes and yield of small bean (Vicia faba minor L.) and sugar beet (Beta vulgaris var. saccharifera).

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Year Published: 2007
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Author: Zbiec´, I. ; Karczmarczyk, S. ; Podsiado, C.
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Recent studies by a number of authors have suggested that methanol could be used in agriculture as a growth enhancer and in some cases could substitute supplemental irrigation of plants. This study proved that supplemental irrigation and application of 30% methanol significantly increased small bean and sugarbeet yields. Both treatments also stimulated physiological processes in the tested plants, particularly the intensity of photosynthesis and transpiration. Basis on our study, it can be suggested that 30% methanol solution applied 3 times as spray on leaves may be used by some plants as a substitute of supplemental irrigation particularly in arid or semiarid zones.

Pages: 397 - 401
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Number: 729
Journal: Acta Horticulturae
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ISSN: 0567-7572

arid zones, crop yield, faba beans, irrigation, methanol,photosynthesis, plant water relations, semiarid zones, sugarbeet,transpiration, water use efficiency, Beta vulgaris var. saccharifera,Vicia faba, Beta vulgaris, Beta, Chenopodiaceae, Caryophyllales,dicotyledons, angiosperms, Spermatophyta, plants, eukaryotes, Vicia,Papilionoideae, Fabaceae, Fabales, arid regions, broad beans, carbonassimilation, carbon dioxide fixation, fava beans, field beans, horsebeans, methyl alcohol, tic beans, watering, wood alcohol, Field Crops(FF005) (New March 2000), Plant Physiology and Biochemistry (FF060),Plant Water Relations (FF062), Plant Production (FF100), Soil WaterManagement (Irrigation and Drainage) (JJ800) (Revised June 2002)[formerly Soil Water Management]

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