The Effects of pH-Neutral Electrolysed Oxidising Water on Growth and Development of Chrysanthemums

  • Andrej Šušek University of Maribor, Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Klara Copot University of Maribor, Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Metka Šiško University of Maribor, Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Keywords: electrolysed oxidising water, chrysanthemums, morphological characteristics, Dendranthema × grandiflora Tzvelv., growth

Abstract

The aim of the study was to analyse the effects of pH-neutral electrolysed oxidising water (pH-neutral EOW), prepared by using the Envirolyte® system, on the growth and development of chrysanthemums. The experiment included two varieties of potted ('Tonka Blanc', 'Jahou CoCo') and two cut flower varieties of chrysanthemums ('Annecy White', 'Ninja'). The test plants planted in pots were irrigated with three different solutions of pH-neutral EOW (0%, 0.1% and 0.2%). Based on the results of the study, we can confirm that pH-neutral EOW has a significant effect on the growth and development of the studied chrysanthemum varieties. In potted chrysanthemums, we found a significant effect on the increased number and diameter of inflorescences, as well as fresh and dried weight of the plant and inflorescences. Chrysanthemums for cut flowers were taller and more developed, with a greater weight of the aboveground part of the plant. Its effect on the growth
and development of the studied varieties depended on the solution of the mixture. Best results were observed with the 0.2% solution of pH-neutral EOW.

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Author Biographies

Andrej Šušek, University of Maribor, Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Pivola, Hoče. Slovenia.

Klara Copot, University of Maribor, Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Pivola, Hoče, Slovenia.

Metka Šiško, University of Maribor, Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Pivola, Hoče, Slovenia.

Published
2021-12-01
How to Cite
Šušek A., Copot K., & Šiško M. (2021). The Effects of pH-Neutral Electrolysed Oxidising Water on Growth and Development of Chrysanthemums. Agricultura, 18(1-2), 9-15. https://doi.org/10.18690/agricultura.18.1-2.9-15.2021
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