Sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) and potassium fertilization


Esetlili B. , ÖZTÜRK B. , ÇOBANOĞLU O., ANAÇ D.

JOURNAL OF PLANT NUTRITION, vol.39, no.1, pp.35-44, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01904167.2015.1088022
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PLANT NUTRITION
  • Page Numbers: pp.35-44
  • Keywords: sweet basil, Ocimum basilicum, potassium fertilization, soil texture, essential oils, NITROGEN, GROWTH, SOIL

Abstract

The objective of the present study was to examine the effect of potassium (K) fertilization and soil texture on total yield (1st and 2nd cuttings) and yield components of sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) A greenhouse pot experiment was conducted in a completely randomized statistical design. Basil growth was examined in two different textured soils under three different doses of K fertilization. Generally, for the basil grown under clay soil conditions, moderate amounts of K fertilization is proposed to be sufficient if higher linalool contents are wanted. However, if the growing conditions are sandy loam in texture, it is suggested that higher doses of K be used. Results also highlighted the contribution of second cut as an important cultural practice in the cultivation of an annual basil.