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ISSN: 2161-0525

Journal of Environmental & Analytical Toxicology

  • Research Article   
  • J Environ Anal Toxicol 2017, Vol 7(5): 502
  • DOI: 10.4172/2161-0525.1000502

Effect of Acclimatization Temperature and Light Intensity on the Graft-Take of Cucumber Seedlings

El-Sayed G Khater*
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Benha University, Egypt
*Corresponding Author : El-Sayed G Khater, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Benha University, PO Box 13736, Egypt, Tel: +20132467034/+20132467786, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Jul 29, 2017 / Accepted Date: Sep 03, 2017 / Published Date: Sep 07, 2017

Abstract

The main aim of this work is to optimize the environmental condition for best grafting by control the temperature and light of grafting conditions. To achieve that was study the effect of ambient temperatures (20, 23, 26 and 29°C), light intensity (0, 2500 and 5400 Lux) and type of tunnel (truss and flat) on stem diameter, shoot length, leaf area, shoot dry mass, grafted-take and energy consumption. The obtained results indicated that the average temperature was 20.45, 23.61, 27.01 and 29.71°C at 20, 23, 26 and 29°C ambient temperatures in truss tunnel, while, it was 20.61, 24.21, 27.53 and 30.09°C at 20, 23, 26 and 29°C ambient temperatures in flat tunnel. The stem diameter values were 4.626 and 4.476 mm in truss and flat tunnel under study with ambient temperature 20 to 29°C and light intensity 0 to 5400 Lux. The shoot length values were 8.254 and 8.131 cm in truss and flat tunnel under study with ambient temperature 20 to 29°C and light intensity 0 to 5400 Lux. The leaf area values were 56.074 and 53.214 cm2 in truss and flat tunnel under study with ambient temperature 20 to 29°C and light intensity 0 to 5400 Lux. The shoot dry mass values were 396.448 and 386.585 mg in truss and flat tunnel under study with ambient temperature 20 to 29°C and light intensity 0 to 5400 Lux. The grafted-take values were 84.525 and 78.460% in truss and flat tunnel under study with ambient temperature 20 to 29°C and light intensity 0 to 5400 Lux. The energy consumed decreased with increasing ambient temperature and decreasing light intensity.

Keywords: Grafting; Temperature; Light intensity; Tunnel; Grafttake; Cucumber

Citation: Khater ESG (2017) Effect of Acclimatization Temperature and Light Intensity on the Graft-Take of Cucumber Seedlings. J Environ Anal Toxicol 7: 502 Doi: 10.4172/2161-0525.1000502

Copyright: © 2017 Khater ESG. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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