Grain yield and functional properties of red gram applied with seaweed extract powder manufactured from Kappaphycus alvarezii

Grain yield and functional properties of red gram applied with seaweed extract powder manufactured from Kappaphycus alvarezii

Author: 
Kosalaraman Karthikeyan and Munisamy Shanmugam
Abstract: 

The effect of seaweed extract powder (Aquasap powder) on germination and field trial on red gram was studied.  Germination at 0.03% solution was very effective and recommended same concentration for seed treatment of red gram.  Seaweed extract powder at 0.2% was applied in filed through foliar spray at the vegetative phase, pre-flowering stage and pod maturity phase of red gram and it found that it enhanced yield of net grain to 35.93%.  However, no statistically significant differences in the functional properties of red gram (p≥0.05) between treated plants control plants were observed. Therefore, the application of eco-friendly seaweed based organic bio-stimulant is recommended for red gram farming for higher yield and better quality.

Paper No: 
717