EFFECT OF VERMICOMPOST ON SEEDLING QUALITY AND GROWTH IN WATERMELON (Citrullus lanatus L.)


Aydın A., Yetişir H. , Ulaş F. , Ulaş A.

IV. INTERNATIONAL EURASIAN AGRICULTUREANDNATURAL SCIENCESCONGRESS, Konya, Turkey, 30 - 31 October 2020, vol.1, no.1, pp.10-16

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • City: Konya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.10-16

Abstract

In this study carried out under greenhouse conditions in summer period, a mixture of field soil, soil and farm
manure (1:1 v:v) was used as growth medium. 0 (control), %2.5, %5 and %10 vermicompost were added to
each soil. In the study using one liter pots, the amount of vermicompost was adjusted according to weight. A
total of 8*9*2 = 144 seeds were used. In this study, the effects of watermelon (Citrillus lanatus L.) on
seedling growth were investigated. The parameters measured in plants were measured plant height, stem and
leaf fresh and dry weights and leaf area. According to the results obtained in the study, plant growth was
observed in the highest soil and farm manure mixture and 5% vermicompost application, while the lowest
plant seedling growth was observed in unmixed field soil. In both soil mix, after 10% vermicompost
application, plant seedling growth decreased. As a result, it is seen that vermicompost application increases
plant growth but has a negative effect on plant growth after a certain place. For this, the mixture should be
prepared for each plant species and according to the content of the vermicompost used.