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Effects of Vermicompost, Vermi-tea and Chemical Fertilizer on Morpho-physiological Characteristics of Maize (Zea mays L.) in Suleymanpasa District, Tekirdag of Turkey

Effects of Vermicompost, Vermi-tea and Chemical Fertilizer on Morpho-physiological Characteristics of Maize (Zea mays L.) in Suleymanpasa District, Tekirdag of Turkey

Zubair Aslam and Ali Ahmad* 

Department of Agronomy, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, 38000, Pakistan.

aliahmadsial2643@gmail.com 

ABSTRACT

Nutrients deficiency is a major threat against maize growth. The effects of nutrients can be mitigated by vermicompost, vermi-tea and chemical fertilizers. With the objective to combat the nutrients deficiency, an experiment was conducted in Riverm Kompost Vermikompost Tarım Hay. Mak. San. ve Ltd. Şti. Suleymanpasa, Tekirdag, Turkey under field conditions. In field four different states of fertilizers [F0: Control (No fertilizer application); Fvc: Solid vermicompost @ 5 ton/ha; Fvt: vermi-tea @ 6 %; Fc: Chemical fertilizers (N and P) @ 120-100 kg/ha were applied in maize hybrid P30B74. The plants were harvested 45 days after sowing and the evaluation was done on the basis of various morphological (root length, shoot length, root fresh weight, shoot fresh weight, root dry weight, shoot dry weight, number of leaf, leaf length, stem girth) and physiological parameters (relative water contents (RWC), chlorophyll contents and membrane stability index (MSI)). The obtained results indicated that vermi-fertilizers and chemical fertilizer significantly increased all of the above said parameters of maize as compared to control but foliar application of 6% vermi-tea treatment showed maximum morphological and physiological performance of maize. 

 

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Journal of Innovative Sciences

December

Vol. 6, Iss. 2, Pages 77-235

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