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Effect of Different Soil Types on Seedling Growth of Pisum sativum L.
Jawayria Abdul Rab , Muhammad Zafar Iqbal , Muhammad Shafiq and Mohammad Athar
 
Abstract: Background and Objective: The use of vegetable (Pea) to assess the influence of edaphic characteristic on the seedling growth performance capacity was recommended according to adaptation ability. The aim of the present study was to investigate the edaphic characteristics of the campus areas soil. Materials and Methods: The soil samples were collected from 5 different sites, A: Abid general store, B: E-Type football ground, C: D-Types houses, D: Graveyard, E: Staff colony gate of the University Campus. The experiment was further conducted in a greenhouse under uniform natural conditions at the Department of Botany, University of Karachi in June, 2011 to investigate the effects of different soil types on the growth of pea. Data was analyzed using COSTAT. Result: This study showed a significant p<0.05 difference in seedling growth performance and biomass production of pea (Pisum sativum) seedlings when treated with different types of soil collected from different sites of the University Campus. The root growth performance of Pisum sativum (P. sativum) was found highest with the treatment of E-Type football ground site soil. The better growth performance of P. sativum seedlings in terms of shoot length, seedling length, number of leaves and leaf area was found with the treatment of staff colony gate soil as compared to other sites soils. The soil treatment of D-Types house site showed low root, shoot and seedling length of P. sativum as compared with other soil treatment. The soil treatment of staff colony gate had a stimulating effect on number of leaves for pea seedlings. The treatment of staff colony gate site soil produced the highest phenolic contents in the P. sativum seedlings as compared to other sites soil treatment. The treatment of E-Type football ground site soil produced highest soluble sugar contents in pea seedlings as compared to other soil treatment. Conclusion: Anthropogenic activities affected the edaphic characteristics of the campus area. It was found that the seedling growth performance of P. sativum was better in response to Abid general store area soil as compared to other areas soil treatment. The treatment with Graveyard area soil showed low seedling growth performance of P. sativum.
 
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Jawayria Abdul Rab, Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, Muhammad Shafiq and Mohammad Athar , 2018. Effect of Different Soil Types on Seedling Growth of Pisum sativum L.. Insight Botany, 8: 1-5
DOI: 10.5567/BOTANY-IK.2018.1.5
 
 
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