Effects of vermicomposts obtained from rose oil processing wastes, dairy manure, municipal open market wastes and straw on plant growth, mineral nutrition, and nutrient uptake of corn


Erdal I. , Ekinci K.

JOURNAL OF PLANT NUTRITION, vol.40, no.15, pp.2200-2208, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 15
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01904167.2017.1346677
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PLANT NUTRITION
  • Page Numbers: pp.2200-2208

Abstract

Study aims to investigate the effects of vermicomposts containing oil processing wastes, dairy manure, municipal open market wastes and straw on the growth, nutrient concentrations and nutrient uptakes of corn plant. For this, there different mixtures were prepared. Vermicomposts were applied with the rates of 0, 5000, 10000, and 20000 kg ha(-1) to 2 kg soil containing pots. Study was conducted in growth chamber for 2 months. Vermicompost applications increased plant growth, some plant nutrient concentrations and uptake. Also, vermicomposts showed the variation on parameters depending on their mixtures. Results showed that nutrients taken by the plant increased with the vermicompost until 10000 kg ha(-1) dose. Most of the nutrient concentrations such as phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, and manganese (P, K, Ca, Mg, Fe, and Mn) were not increased in plant tissues, whereas uptake of them by the plant showed a significant increase. In addition, residual soil nutrients increased with the increase in vermicompost levels.