Effect of vermicompost produced from industrial wood waste on vegetables under field conditions

Sreenivasan Ettammal 5 PAGES (1931 WORDS) Article
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To promote the organic cultivation of vegetable crops the department of agriculture and government of Kerala have been supporting several large and small scale schemes in varying localities in the state. In 2014 the department financially supported The Western India plywoods Ltd under this scheme for an organic vegetable cultivation programme. As part of this scheme studies were undertaken to assess the impact of vermicompost produced from wood waste on growth enhancement and productivity of vegetable crops like tomato, chilli and brinjal grown under field conditions. The growth performance of the crops raised in the soil mixed with appropriate quantity of vermicompost was compared with that in the normal soil. Observations recorded at 5 weeks interval up to 15 weeks showed growth enhancement in the crop plants with vermicompost-added soil. Although the significant effect of vermicompost on growth of tomato and chilli was not profound as that of brinjal its impact on overall plant productivity is quite evident. However remarkable differences could be observed in brinjal plants grown in both the normal soil and vermicompost-treated soil. Enhancement in growth parameters such as leaf number, plant height and fruit yield was observed.

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Sreenivasan, E (2020). Effect of vermicompost produced from industrial wood waste on vegetables under field conditions. Afribary.com: Retrieved December 04, 2020, from https://afribary.com/works/effect-of-vermicompost-produced-from-industrial-wood-waste-on-vegetables-under-field-conditions

MLA 8th

Ettammal, Sreenivasan. "Effect of vermicompost produced from industrial wood waste on vegetables under field conditions" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 27 Oct. 2020, https://afribary.com/works/effect-of-vermicompost-produced-from-industrial-wood-waste-on-vegetables-under-field-conditions . Accessed 04 Dec. 2020.

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Ettammal, Sreenivasan. "Effect of vermicompost produced from industrial wood waste on vegetables under field conditions". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 27 Oct. 2020. Web. 04 Dec. 2020. < https://afribary.com/works/effect-of-vermicompost-produced-from-industrial-wood-waste-on-vegetables-under-field-conditions >.

Chicago

Ettammal, Sreenivasan. "Effect of vermicompost produced from industrial wood waste on vegetables under field conditions" Afribary.com (2020). Accessed December 04, 2020. https://afribary.com/works/effect-of-vermicompost-produced-from-industrial-wood-waste-on-vegetables-under-field-conditions