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Changes in Growth and Quality of Melon (Cucumis melo L.) and in Soil Nitrogen Forms due to Organic Fertilizer Application
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Changes in Growth and Quality of Melon (Cucumis melo L.) and in Soil Nitrogen Forms due to Organic Fertilizer Application
Park, Yang Ho; Seo, Beom Seok;
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 Abstract
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of organic fertilizers on soil properties and growth and quality of melon. Organic fertilizer was applied in soil at the rate of 0, 0.5, 1, 2N according to Rural Development Administration guideline in Korea. The fertilizer had no effects on plant growth-rate parameters, including plant height, leaf number, and leaf size. There were minor effects on the fruit quality parameters such as fruit weight, fruit length, fruit width, placenta and seed weights, sugar content, and starch content. Ascorbic acid level was decreased as fertilizer level was increased. The level of nitrate in groundwater increased with increased levels of N.
 Keywords
Nitrate nitrogen;Ammonia nitrogen;Growth rate;Organic fertilizer;
 Language
English
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