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 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 15
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01904167.2017.1346677
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2200-2208


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.