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Responses of Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus Moench) to Low Levels of Cadmium Compared to Ascorbic Acid, Biomin and Potassium Sulfate

Israa Abd Alryahii and Ali H Jasim

27 Sept 2022

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7133156


An experiment was conducted in 2019 in pots to study the response of okra seedlings (two weeks old) to low cadmium chloride concentration (0.001 and 0.0001 ppm), compared to ascorbic acid (50 and 100 ppm), biomin (3 and 6 ppm) and potassium sulfate (50 ppm) as well as control. Complete randomized design with four replicates was used. Fresh and dry weight of shoots and roots as well as chlorophyll was determined. The results showed that all treatments had no significant differences compared to control, but all treatments except potassium sulfate caused significant increase in root length compared to control treatment. Biomin at 6 ppm caused a significant increase of plant fresh weight whereas at 3 and 6 ppm caused a significant increase of plant dry weight. Biomin and potassium sulfate caused a significant increase of chlorophyll.


Babylon Education Directorate, Ministry of Education, Iraq
Field Crop Science Department, Agriculture College, Al-Qasim Green University, Iraq
Correspondence and requests for materials should be addressed to AHJ



Alryahii IA and Jasim AH (2022) Responses of Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus Moench) to Low Levels of Cadmium Compared to Ascorbic Acid, Biomin and Potassium Sulfate. Environ Sci Arch 1(2): 60-63.


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