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dc.contributor.authorHemmige Natesh, Nishchitha
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-11T19:18:47Z
dc.date.available2019-12-11T19:18:47Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/76772
dc.description.abstractMalabar spinach (Basella alba L.) is one of the ethnic leafy vegetables in Canada, which is popular among immigrants of Asian and African origins. However, there are no clearly established production practices for commercial production of Malabar spinach in Canada. Therefore, this research study was conducted to determine the effects of nitrogen (N) rate and planting date on growth, yield and chemical composition of Malabar spinach under Canadian maritime climatic conditions. Our results showed 80 kg N ha-1 is optimal for the greenhouse production of Malabar spinach. Field experiment results indicated 40 kg N ha-1 is optimal for early planting. For mid and late plantings there were no significant differences in the growth and yield of the control and the N applied treatments. Nitrogen rate and planting date had little effect on phenolic and carotenoid content. Nitrate content was found very low regardless of N application rate.en_US
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dc.subjectMalabar Spinachen_US
dc.titleEffects of Nitrogen Rate and Planting Date on Growth, Yield and Chemical Composition of Malabar Spinach (Basella alba .L) Under Canadian Maritime Climatic Conditions.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.date.defence2019-11-20
dc.contributor.departmentFaculty of Agricultureen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
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dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorDr. Gordon Priceen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Samuel Asieduen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Vasantha Rupasingheen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Nancy McLeanen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Lord Abbeyen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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