Effects of Vermicompost on Some Soil Properties and Yield of Chard PlantJournal: COMU Journal of Agriculture Faculty (Vol.5, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2017-12-27
Authors : Sultan Betül Köksal; Gizem Aksu; Hamit Altay;
Page : 123-128
Keywords : Chard; Soil; Vermicompost; Yield;
In this study was carried out under greenhouse conditions in winter season, the effects of vermicompost application of different doses on the development of chard (Beta vulgaris L. var. Cicla) plant and some properties of soil were investigated. The study was carried out in a nylon unheated greenhouse which is belonging to Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition. The study was conducted with doses of 0, 250, 500, 750, 1000 kg /da vermicompost according to randomized block design with three replicates and two paralleled. Plant fresh and dry weight, leaf number, leaf length and width, leaf area and soil pH, electrical conductivity, lime and organic matter content is determined after the harvest. The results were subjected to one-way ANOVA using the MINITAB 17.0 statistical package program. Statistically significant differences between subjects were compared with the LSD test. According to the results obtained at the end of the experiment vermicompost application affected the plant fresh and dry weight and leaf width at statistically significant (P˂0.05) level. However, soil properties were not affected by vermicompost application except lime.
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