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Paspalum conjugatum and Cynodon dactylon as organic bio-fertilizers in growing Brassica juncea (Lettuce plant)

By: Janssen Blaise U. Jumau-as, Alma Negre Abug

Key Words: Indigenous microorganism (IMO), Organic farming, Bio-fertilizers, Agriculture, Macronutrient

Int. J. Agron. Agri. Res. 11(4), 55-62, October 2017.

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Abstract

A comparative study was done to determine the growth of Brassica juncea (Lettuce plant) using organic bio- fertilizers. The development of an Indigenous Microorganisms (IMOs) through the use of Paspalum conjugatum (Carabao grass) and Cynodon dactylon (Bermuda grass) was done as the organic bio-fertilizer. Evaluation of the soil sample was first done to determine the soil’s engineering properties which can directly affect the growth of the plant. The results illustrated that the soil sample was fine-grained with silt and clay as the predominant particles indicating that the soil sample had lesser permeability but with greater water-holding capacity. Furthermore, investigation of the soil’s properties indicated an acidic nature and the soil sample had less macronutrient (Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium) contents but was rich with micronutrients. Application of the organic matter of both grasses as an introduced IMO was of variable formulation in a ratio of 10%, 25% and 50% with the soil sample. Based on the results of the study, the most effective bio fertilizer was Paspalum conjugatum since it gives more benefits in terms of the growth of the plant with healthy leaves & stems and it had lower mortality rate when compared to Cynodon dactylon. Application of the new technological approach with the creation of Indigenous Microorganisms (IMOs) through utilization of grasses, can be of great help to farmers in growing crops since it can provide an added nutrients and growth hormones essential for plant growth and development and at the same time economical for the bio fertilizers formulated were made of grasses.

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Paspalum conjugatum and Cynodon dactylon as organic bio-fertilizers in growing Brassica juncea (Lettuce plant)

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Janssen Blaise U. Jumau-as, Alma Negre Abug.
Paspalum conjugatum and Cynodon dactylon as organic bio-fertilizers in growing Brassica juncea (Lettuce plant).
Int. J. Agron. Agri. Res. 11(4), 55-62, October 2017.
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