Effect of Irrigation with Different Levels of Saline Water Type on Husk Tomato Productivity

Helaly AA
2017 Advances in Plants & Agriculture Research  
This investigation was carried out in a private farm located at Shebeen El-Qanatir city, El-Qaliubiya governorate, Egypt during the two successive seasons (2011/2012 and 2012/2013 A.D.) to study the response of husk tomato plants (Physalispubescens L.) cv. (local variety) to different levels of saline water. To test the growth ability of salt tolerance with best fruit yield and their quality under saline condition. Plants was irrigated with salty water with concentration of 2000, 4000, 6000 and
more » ... 8000 ppm. The control pot was irrigated with tap water at the level of 260 ppm. The results found that all water saline treatments significantly decreased the vegetative growth parameters & total chlorophyll content, NPK in husk tomato leaves, early and total yield. On the contrary, irrigation with saline water significantly increased sodium and proline contents in husk tomato leaves, fruit firmness, total soluble solids and total sugars as compared with the control. The fruit yield productivity was decreased, while the fruit quality was increased under saline irrigation.
doi:10.15406/apar.2017.06.00223 fatcat:7zl3vrx4bnb5tkoarlukk7kdai