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Synthesis and Characterization of a Mixed Nanofertilizer Influencing the Nutrient Use Efficiency, Productivity, and Nutritive Value of Tomato Fruits

Title
Synthesis and Characterization of a Mixed Nanofertilizer Influencing the Nutrient Use Efficiency, Productivity, and Nutritive Value of Tomato Fruits
Authors
Rahman, Md. HafizurHasan, Md. NazmulNigar, ShireenMa, FanyiMohamed Aly Saad AlyKhan, Md. Zaved Hossain
DGIST Authors
Rahman, Md. Hafizur; Hasan, Md. Nazmul; Nigar, Shireen; Ma, Fanyi; Mohamed Aly Saad Aly; Khan, Md. Zaved Hossain
Issue Date
2021-10
Citation
ACS OMEGA, 6(41), 27112-27120
Type
Article
ISSN
2470-1343
Abstract
Due to the higher potential for enhancing nutrient use efficiency, nanofertilizer (NF) is crucial in sustainable crop production. Thus, foliar-applied mixed nanofertilizer (MNFf) and commercial fertilizer (CF) into the soil (CFs) were claimed together ([MNFf + CFs]) and comparative nutrient use efficiency (NUE), productivity, and nutritional properties of tomato fruits were investigated. The mixed nanofertilizer (MNF) was prepared in our laboratory and characterized using scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, and Fourier transform infrared. To avoid the interference of other factors, all the treatments were divided into three groups: (i) blank treatment (no fertilizer), (ii) CF treatment, and (iii) combined [MNFf + CFs] treatment. The vegetative growth and qualitative and quantitative attributes of tomatoes were recorded, and the NUE, total production, and benefit-cost ratio (BCR) were also calculated. In addition, comparative nutritional properties for all treatments were analyzed. The plant's height, stem diameter, root length, photosynthetic pigments, leaf minerals, and qualitative traits of tomato fruits were significantly (p < 0.05) increased by [MNFf + CFs] treatment compared to CFs. The protein, fiber, Fe, Zn, and K contents were significantly (p < 0.05) increased by 23.80, 38.10, 44.23, 60.01, and 2.39%, respectively, with the [MNFf + CFs] treatment as compared to CFs, while the ash and protein contents were both lower than the untreated tomato. Moreover, [MNFf + CFs] treatment has significantly (p < 0.05) increased the antioxidant properties. The NUE, total production, and BCR were also increased by 26.08, 26.04, and 25.38%, respectively, with the same treatment. Thus, [MNFf + CFs] treatment could be a potential alternative for reducing the excess use of CF. © 2021 The Authors. Published by American Chemical Society.
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11750/15853
DOI
10.1021/acsomega.1c03727
Publisher
ACS Publication
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Department of New BiologyETC1. Journal Articles


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