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The influence of macronutrient deficiencies on chemical composition of dwarf green coconut (Cocu nucifera linn) seedling

B.O. Ejedegba, E. C. Onyeneke

Abstract


The influence of macro nutrient deficiencies on chemical composition of Dwarf green coconut seedling was studied in the Nursery site of NIFOR substation Abak for a period of 15 (fifteen) months. Reduction in magnesium improves protein content while reduction of nitrogen, magnesium and potassium reduces height and girth of shoots. Elimination of magnesium also leads to reduction in the concentration of chlorophyll. starch and sugar concentrations improved with nitrogen and potassium but decreased with were more pronounced in roots than shoots in all cases.

Key words: Macronutrient effect on dwarf green coconut.


(Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences: 2003 9(2): 213-216)



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/gjpas.v9i2.15958
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