Vol. 7, Issue 2 (2018)
The effects of vermicompost on growth and yield parameters of vegetable crop radish (Raphanus sativus)
Author(s): Anand Kumar and RK Gupta
Abstract: An experiment was conducted to study the effect of vermicompost and chemical fertilizers on growth and yield of Radish (Raphanus sativus). From this experiment it is clear that vermicompost is better fertilizers than other fertilizers due to the availabilities of nutrients in vermicompost and also help in sustainability of agriculture sector. The sustainabilities of agriculture are more important for food securities of peoples of a country. The plant heights were found to be 50cm in vermicopmost, 41cm in cow dung, 39cm in urea and 17cm in control treatment. Weight of the tuber was observed to be 152gm in vermicompost, 133gm in cow dung, 120 gm in urea, and 49gm in control treatment. The number of fruits/ plant was found to be 44 in vermicompost, 36 in cow dung, 25 in urea and 15 in control treatment. The stem diameters was observed to be 1.40cm in vermicompost, 1.16cm in cow dung, 0.96cm in urea and 0.76cm in control treatment. The dry matters yield was 41.36 gm in vermicompost, 39.92gm in cow dung, 35.25gm in urea and 21.50gm control treatment.
How to cite this article:
Anand Kumar and RK Gupta. The effects of vermicompost on growth and yield parameters of vegetable crop radish (Raphanus sativus). Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2018; 7(2): 589-592.