Foliar Application of Salicylic Acid and Methyl Jasmonate on Yield, Yield Components and Chemical Properties of Tomato

Mohsen Kazemi

Abstract


This study aimed at studying the role of pre-application with salicylic acid (SA) (0.5 and 1 mM) and methyl jasmonate (MJ) (0.5 and 1 mM) and their combination on yield quantity and quality of tomato fruits. The results showed that the foliar spray of SA (0.5 mM) significantly increased vegetative and reproductive growth, yield and fruit quality, while reduced blossom end rot. On the contrary, MJ (1 mM) application significantly decreased vegetative growth while increasing reproductive growth. The application of 0.5 mM MJ+0.5 mM SA increased total soluble solids (TSS), titratable acidity (TA) and vitamin C content. In conclusion, application of 0.5 mM MJ+0.5 mM SA improved the yield and fruit quality of tomato.

Keywords


Tomato, Salicylic Acid, Methyl Jasmonate, Vegetative growth, Reproductive growth,Yield, Fruit quality

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