On a dry seed weight basis, chickpea has a higher amount of β-carotene than the ‘golden rice’ endosperm or the red-colored wheat. β-carotene being the most abundant and widely distributed carotenoid in plants which is converted into vitamin A more efficiently than other types of carotenoids. 2. Isoflavones The antioxidant capacity, anti-mutagenic, apoptosis-related and anti-proliferative effects of chickpea are associated with the presence of phenolic composites in the seeds. Of these, two main phenolic compounds found in chickpea are the isoflavones, biochanin A and formononetin.
The organic foods are free of such chemicals which react with vitamins or minerals thus lowering the impacts antioxidants in the food products. Prevention of heart disease, vision problems, premature aging, and cognitive malfunction are some of the positive health benefits of organic food. 3. Better taste The taste of organic fruits and vegetables is often superior to any conventional produce, because the crops are given more time to develop and mature. The use of natural and environmental friendly agricultural production techniques are the main reason for such a good taste of organic products.
The seeds that germinated better would also consequently give a higher rate of cellular respiration than the rest. I tried to correct this by choosing germinated seeds of almost similar visible size and also added in each respirometer the amount of dry/fresh seeds and beads that would equal to the total volume of germinating seeds and water in a graduated
It’s very impressive, use of mycorrhizal fungi has been increased dry matter so that under drought stress at 50% and 25% FC the reduction in biomass is much less than that found in the control treatment. These two fungi have not significant difference in normal irrigation treatment. On the other hand, the use of native fungi
Table (5): Effect of plant essential oils and microorganisms on head yield and quality of Cauliflower plants in both seasons Generally, it is clear from Tables 4 and 5 that, total head yield of cabbage and cauliflower was significantly increased by all treatments compared to control in both seasons. The highest yield harvested from seedlings dipped before planted in eucalyptus oil followed by Trichoderma harsianum treatment, while the lowest yield came from untreated plants. Moreover, cabbage and cauliflower have a large and heavier head when dipped on eucalyptus oil and Trichoderma harsianum respectively. These results may be due to the superior effect of both eucalyptus oil and Trichoderma harsianum, which has resulted in increased cabbage and cauliflower vegetative growth characteristics
The addition of DAP, though enhanced the growth of plants but the most significant improvement of growth and yield of Vigna mungo plants were recorded with K7 treated plants. Seeds inoculated with K7 increase the root length (15.45 cm) of plants against control (10.41 cm) at 30 days which was also maximum during harvest (36.66 cm, 21.33 cm) (Table 1). Saxena et al. (2013) also noticed the significant increase in root length and root and shoot biomass when the soil was treated with biochar and Bacillus sp. as compared to uninoculated
Fortunately, Cambodia is rich in natural resources, such as fertilized lands and rainwater, which is convenient for cultivators to grow plants. Moreover, as Cambodia is an active country in producing rice, she has become a rice exporter (Yu & Diao, 2011). Based on data in 2013, the harvest areas of rice were 2 485 559 hectares and the total production of rice was 7 259 989 tons (MAFF, 2016). From this information, the analyst assumes that the rice yield in Cambodia is 2.92 tons per hectare. Similarly, rice production also takes part in the growth of Vietnamese economy.
Powder produced with 4% GMS and drying temperature 50oC also showed better result. Water solubility index increased with concentration of GMS and decreased with increasing temperature. From table we can conclude that pumpkin foamed with 3% GMS and dried at 50oC produced the best quality
Cocoa has been a key contributor to the economic development of Ghana. This has led some researchers to find out the effects of some factors on the cocoa production and income of cocoa producers. For instance, findings of a research carried out by Fadipe et al. (2012) showed a positive relationship between cocoa output and farm size and access to finance in Nigeria. Vigner emphasized that an increase in farmland dedicated to cocoa has high chances of increasing output.
Now the area has been increased from 0.42 percent (19170 hectares) in 1966-67 to 6.4 percent (415930 hectares) in 201011. The data pertaining to area expansion under horticultural crops is showing that the farmers of Haryana gradually shifting some portion of their land towards the production of high value commodities crops so that they can get more benefits. However, still farmers rely more on the production of food grains crops because of more security in term of price they are getting as compared to the production of horticultural crops where there is high market