Water Productivity Journal (WPJ) Quarterly Publication

Document Type : Original Research Paper

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1 Lorestan Agriculture and Natural resources Research Center

2 Lorestan Agricultural and Natural Resourcs Research Center

3 University of Birjand

10.22034/wpj.2022.337368.1048

Abstract

There has been a great need to improve agricultural yield in arid and semi-arid regions in countries like Iran due to climate conditions and poor soils quality. Zeolite, as an abundant mineral in Iran, has been proposed to be used as substitutions for chemical fertilizers to increase the yield and yield components of plants. In addition, magnetic water is one of the important factors to increase crop yield. For this purpose, a greenhouse study was conducted based on a factorial design by two factors (Zeolite in three types: control, calcic zeolite and potassic zeolite and water in two types: tap and magnetic) and six replications in University of Birjand, Iran. The results showed that the type of water had a significant effect on the leaf length, leaf area, root dry weight, and leaf dry weight (P-value<0.05). The type of zeolite had a significant effect on the leaf length (P-value<0.01), leaf area, and total dry weight. The interaction between water and zeolite showed a significant effect on root length and leaf width (P-value<0.05). Since the application of magnetic water with calcic zeolite had a significant effect on increasing leaf length, leaf area index, and total dry weight compared to other treatments, it is recommended to use both factors together.

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