Biochar addition for enhanced cucumber fruit quality under deficit irrigation


  • Abubaker B Ali Jiangsu University
  • Nazar A. Elshaikh University of Sinnar
  • Gameraldawla Hussien College of Agricultural Studies
  • Farid E. Abdallah College of Agricultural Studies
  • Sami Hassan Jiangsu University



Cucumber, Biochar., Quality., Irrigation.


In the recent years, biochar has been used as an organic soil amendment. Therefore, this study was undertaken in April 2016 to July 2017 to examine the effect of different biochar addition (BA) rates and deficit irrigation (DI) on quality characteristics of cucumber under greenhouse conditions over two consecutive growing seasons. The BA treatments were B0 (0-ton ha-1), B1 (10-ton ha-1and B2 (20-ton ha-1), while the DI treatments were 1.0 (W1), 0.60 (W2) and 0.40 (W3) of the reference evapotranspiration (ET0). The results obtained elaborated that the combination of B2W1 gave the maximum values of fruit weight (g), fruit water content (%), fruit dry biomass (g) and pH in the both seasons. On the other hand, W2 and W3 increased significantly titratable acidity (TA %) and total soluble solid (TSS %). It was possible to conclude that BA with DI might be a novel approach to improve both crop yield and fruit quality.


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ALI, A.B., ELSHAIKH, N.A.., HUSSIEN, G.., ABDALLAH, F.E.. and HASSAN, S.., 2020. Biochar addition for enhanced cucumber fruit quality under deficit irrigation. Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 36, no. 6, pp. 1930–1937. [Accessed16 April 2024]. DOI 10.14393/BJ-v36n6a2020-47814. Available from:



Agricultural Sciences