Journal of
Horticulture and Forestry

  • Abbreviation: J. Hortic. For.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9782
  • DOI: 10.5897/JHF
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 299

Article in Press

Growth and yield responses of date palm to foliar application of micro-nutrients


  •  Received: 13 April 2021
  •  Accepted: 13 April 2021
This work aimed to study growth and yield responses of 'Barakawi' date palm cultivar to the foliar application of micro-nutrients at Al-Bakheet village, Karima Locality, Northern State, Sudan. Physical and chemical analyses of soil are shown in Appendix (1). The study was arranged in a randomized complete block design. The treatments were: Control, FeSO4.7H2O, ZnSO4.7H2O and MnSO4.H2O.They were applied as a foliar treatment in concentration of 100 mg/L. Each palm received one liter dose of nutrient solution. Each treatment was replicated four times. The foliar spraying was applied in the first season only, but the extended effects were also measured in the following season. The micro-nutrients resulted in substantial increments in foliage growth. Likewise, they were also quite enhancive for yield and yield components.

Keywords: Date palm; Phoenix datctylifera; Micro-nutrients; Growth; Yield.