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Agricultural Reviews, volume 39 issue 4 (december 2018) : 321-326

Role of seaweed extract on growth, yield and quality of some agricultural crops: A review

Mahima Begum, Bijnan Chandra Bordoloi, Dhiman Dev Singha, Nayan Jyoti Ojha
1Sugarcane Research Station, Assam Agricultural University, Buralikson-785 622, Assam, India.
Cite article:- Begum Mahima, Bordoloi Chandra Bijnan, Singha Dev Dhiman, Ojha Jyoti Nayan (2018). Role of seaweed extract on growth, yield and quality of some agricultural crops: A review. Agricultural Reviews. 39(4): 321-326. doi: 10.18805/ag.R-1838.
Seaweed and seaweed-derived products have been widely used as bio stimulants in crop production due to presence of multiple growth regulators such as cytokinin, auxins, gibberellins, betaines, as well as presence of macronutrients such as Ca, K, P, and micronutrients like Fe, Cu, Zn, B, Mn, Co and Mo, which are necessary for plant growth and development. Numerous studies have revealed a wide range of beneficial effects of seaweed extract on plants, such as early seed germination and establishment, better crop performance and yield, inducing resistance to biotic and abiotic stress and many more. This paper is an effort to review the importance of seaweed extract on germination, production, improvement of nutritional quality of agricultural crops which helps in further study of sea weed in agriculture. 
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