Volume 4 Issue 5 Article 9

Effect of the foliar application of humic acid on red bean cultivars (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)

Shadisadat Mohajerani 1, Mojtaba Alavi fazel 2,*, Hamid Madani 3, Shahram Lak 2, Adel Modhej 4

1Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture,khouzestan science and research branch, Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz, Iran
2Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture,Ahvaz branch, Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz, Iran
3Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture,Arak branch, Islamic Azad University, Arak, Iran
4Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture,Shoushtar branch, Islamic Azad University, Shoushtar, Iran

Keywords: Humic acid, Derakhshan, Goli, Seed yield, Foliar application

Page No: 519 - 524

Received - April 25, 2016; Revision - July 01, 2016; Accepted - August 31, 2016 Available Online - August 31, 2016


In order to evaluate the effect of foliar application of humic acid on yield and yield components of red bean cultivars this experiment was conducted at Agricultural Research Station of Arak in 2014. The experiment was in split plots Completely Randomized Block Design (CRBD) with three replications. Three level of humic acid i.e. 0, 1.5 and 3 liters per hectare in main plots and three cultivars of red bean i.e. Derakhshan, Goli and D81083 were in sub plots used as treatments. Results of study revealed that line D81083 along with 3.0 liters per hectare of humic acid application shows superiority over the other treatments and showing 13622 kg per hectare final biomass yield. Among various tested cultivars, the lowest biomass yield (10311.1 kg/hectare) was obtained from Derakhshan cultivar without humic acid application. Further, amongst various tested doses of humic acid, highest seed yield (4253.7 kg/hectare) was reported from the cultivar line D81083 at 1.5 liter per hectare of humic acid application while the lowest yield obtained in Derakhshan without humic acid. Results of current study revealed relationship between bean cultivars and humic acid application and interaction of these two affect the yield and yield attributes of red bean.

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