THE EFFECT OF CHLORELLA VULGARIS MICROALGAE ON SOME CHARECTERISTICS OF STORAGE TIME OF DATE FRUIT (phoenix dactylifera)
Keywords:Storage time, Dates, chlorella vulgaris, Algae Extract.
The unsuitable storage conditions and the type of date pack are one of the most important problems in the palm industry. In this research, two date cultivars Kabkab and Khasoui, microalgae with the name of Chlorella vulgaris at four levels , 0, 25, 50 and 100% and time of storage in three levels 1, 2 and three mounts (90 days) were carried out as factorial experiment in a completely randomized design with three replications. Dry weight, moisture content, pH and rate of decay of fruits of both cultivars were measured in every 30 days. Based on the results, the effect of microalgae and different months sampling for all traits were significant at (p ≤ 0.01) level. The effects of Chlorella vulgaris at 25% level was higher than the other concentrations on the most traits and was stable until the second month, then its effect was decreased. Results revealed that the effects of all treatments on the Khasouei cultivar were higher than the Kabkab date cultivar.