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https://doi.org/10.56612/ijaeb.v1i1.17

Agro-physiological traits as biological factors to optimize organic and inorganic amendments for date palm cultivation

Authors

  • Mohamed Anli Laboratory of Agro-Food, Biotechnologies and Valorization of Plant Bioresources (AGROBIOVAL), Department of Biology, Faculty of Science Semlalia, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakesh, Morocco

  • Abderrahim Alahyane Laboratory of Agro-Food, Biotechnologies and Valorization of Plant Bioresources (AGROBIOVAL), Department of Biology, Faculty of Science Semlalia, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakesh, Morocco

  • Mohamed Ait Babram Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakesh, 40000, Morocco

  • Abderrahim Boutasknit Laboratory of Agro-Food, Biotechnologies and Valorization of Plant Bioresources (AGROBIOVAL), Department of Biology, Faculty of Science Semlalia, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakesh, Morocco

  • Cherkaoui El Modafar Laboratory of Biotechnology, Valorization and Protection of Agroresources, AgroBiotech L02B005, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques Gueliz, Cadi Ayyad University, B.P. 549, 40 000 Marrakech, Morocco

  • Abdelilah Meddich Cadi Ayyad University Faculty of Sciences Semlalia

Keywords:

Phoenix dactylifera, Organic fertilizer, Phosphate sludge, Growth performance

Abstract

The date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) is the most important fruit crop in the oasis ecosystems due to its different ecological and socio-economic roles. However, this crop is confronted with environmental stresses such as soil poverty in organic and mineral matter. This research aimed at how local compost and/or phosphate sludge (PS) can affect the agro-physiological parameters of date palm over time in a greenhouse environment. The results showed that the factor time (period) presented a positive effect in the improvement of the physiology (stomatal conductance and chlorophyll fluorescence) and the growth (number of leaves, shoot height, and leaf area) of date palm seedlings treated with compost and PS + Compost in the periods P4-P9 and P8-P9, respectively, compared to the control. In addition, this study revealed the effectiveness of compost alone or combined with PS to boost the growth performances and physiology of date palm seedlings from the second month of the experiment with an apparent difference after four months of compost and PS application. It is clear from this study that the application of compost and its combination with PS could be a biological tool to improve date palm development under poor soil.

Author Biographies

Mohamed Anli, Laboratory of Agro-Food, Biotechnologies and Valorization of Plant Bioresources (AGROBIOVAL), Department of Biology, Faculty of Science Semlalia, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakesh, Morocco

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Abderrahim Alahyane, Laboratory of Agro-Food, Biotechnologies and Valorization of Plant Bioresources (AGROBIOVAL), Department of Biology, Faculty of Science Semlalia, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakesh, Morocco

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Mohamed Ait Babram , Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakesh, 40000, Morocco

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Abderrahim Boutasknit, Laboratory of Agro-Food, Biotechnologies and Valorization of Plant Bioresources (AGROBIOVAL), Department of Biology, Faculty of Science Semlalia, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakesh, Morocco

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Cherkaoui El Modafar, Laboratory of Biotechnology, Valorization and Protection of Agroresources, AgroBiotech L02B005, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques Gueliz, Cadi Ayyad University, B.P. 549, 40 000 Marrakech, Morocco

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Published

2022-11-15

How to Cite

Anli, M., Alahyane, A., Babram , M. A., Boutasknit, A., El Modafar, C., & Meddich, A. (2022). Agro-physiological traits as biological factors to optimize organic and inorganic amendments for date palm cultivation. International Journal of Applied and Experimental Biology, 2(1), 1–13. https://doi.org/10.56612/ijaeb.v1i1.17

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Plant Biology