The Effect of Different Irrigation Cycles and Salicylic Acid on Certain Quantitative and Qualitative Traits of Viola tricolor L.


The Effect of Different Irrigation Cycles and Salicylic Acid on Certain Quantitative and Qualitative Traits of Viola tricolor L.


Ali Ghaderian

Department of Horticultural science, College of Agriculture, Jahrom Islamic Azad University, Jahrom, Iran


American Journal of Agricultural Research

The influence of salicylic acid on environmental stress tolerance has been known since many years, but owing to the impact of drought stress on green space plants in Iran, for the first time, was utilized this hormone on viola cornuta Rebel in Shiraz. The experiment was factorial in a completely randomized design, with twelve treatments and four replications in each treatment. Three levels of irrigation cycle [0, 3, and 5 daily] were used for this seasonal flower and four levels of salicylic acid [0, 0.5, 0.75, and 1 mM] were sprayed three times on the violets. The results represented salicylic acid at rates of [0.5, 0.75, and 1 mM], which, in interaction with the levels of the irrigation cycle [3, and 5 daily], can reduce the drought effect. Plant height, leaf area, leaf width, Chlorophyll a and b, proline content, and RWC increased and only the electrolyte leakage diminished. In the traits leaf length and carotenoid content, cannot be seen a noticeable difference; but, generally from the above findings, it can be concluded that salicylic acid declines water-stress effect on the majority of the pansy traits.


Keywords: Viola tricolor, salicylic acid, irrigation cycle, drought stress.

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Ali Ghaderian. The Effect of Different Irrigation Cycles and Salicylic Acid on Certain Quantitative and Qualitative Traits of Viola tricolor L.. American Journal of Agricultural Research, 2019,4:29.


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