Evaluating the Effects of Silicon and Light Emitting Diode (LED) on the Growth and Yield of Zingiber Officinale Roscoe



Kiew, Wei Yong (2022) Evaluating the Effects of Silicon and Light Emitting Diode (LED) on the Growth and Yield of Zingiber Officinale Roscoe. Final Year Project (Bachelor), Tunku Abdul Rahman University College.

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Ginger was a multifunctional crop that could be used as spices, seasoning as well as herbal medicine. Since then, ginger has been proved to possess some medicinal effects such as antioxidant, anti-inflammation, and antimicrobial activity. The health benefit properties of ginger were mainly attributed to its phytochemical compounds like gingerol, shogaols, zingerone, zingiberene, and other phenolics compound. Such versatile properties have raised the demand of ginger in the market from year to year. Various growth factors should be taken into consideration in order to increase the production of ginger. Thus, this study was carried out in order to evaluate the effect of silicon fertilizer and light emitting diode (LED) on the growth rate and yield of Zingiber Officinale Roscoe. Ginger plants were cultivated hydroponically by using cocopeat as the growing medium. Different concentrations of silicon (0 ppm, 500 ppm, 750 ppm, 1000 ppm) were applied to the ginger plants, either with or without the supplement of light emitting diode (LED). Growth parameters including leaves number, plant height, chlorophyll content and photosynthesis rate were measured at week 5, 7, 9, 11, 13. The findings showed that the growth parameters of the gingers were in an increasing trend to week 13, However, no significant difference was observed among the ginger plants with different treatments (p < 0.05). Further study needed to be carried out for a more accurate conclusion.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Subjects: Science > Chemistry
Science > Natural history > Biology
Faculties: Faculty of Applied Sciences > Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Bioscience with Chemistry
Depositing User: Library Staff
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2022 09:24
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2022 09:24
URI: https://eprints.tarc.edu.my/id/eprint/22531