International Journal of Horticulture and Food Science
2023, Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part B
Influence of culture media and fulvic acid on Thymus serpyllum L. plant under hydroponic conditions
Wael Ismail Mohamed Toaima
Thymus serpyllum (creeping thyme) is a newly introduced medicinal and aromatic plant in Egypt. It was grown hydroponically for this study.The goal was to assess the effect of three sandponic media (sand, silica, and sand with silica) and foliar spraying with fulvic acid (without and with) on plant growth, herbage yield, and essential oil yield. The experiment was designed as a split plot. The main plots involved fulvic acid spraying, while the subplots included various sandponic media. The results showed that cultivation in a sandponic system filled with an equal amount of silica and sand, combined with spraying plants with fulvic acid, produced the significantly highest fresh herb weight per square meter and the appropriate dry weight and essential oil yield. Control and other treatments, on the other hand, detected lower values. The dominant compound in essential oil was thymol. Depending on the treatments, it ranged from 41.80% to 53.45%.
Wael Ismail Mohamed Toaima. Influence of culture media and fulvic acid on Thymus serpyllum L. plant under hydroponic conditions. Int J Hortic Food Sci 2023;5(1):71-76. DOI: 10.33545/26631067.2023.v5.i1b.160