EFFECT OF ADDITION OF VERMICOMPOST, BIO AND MINERAL FERTILIZER ON THE AVAILABILITY OF SOME NUTRIENTS IN SOIL AND POTATO YIELD

  • ALmamori & Abdul-Ratha
Keywords: earth worms , nitrogenous bio fertilizer , phosphate bio fertilizer , plant

Abstract

A nitrogenous bio-fertilizer comibination was prepared contain Azospirillum lipoferum, and Azotobacter chroococcum bacteria. A phosphate bio-fertilizer consisting of Bacillus megaterium and Glomus mosseae fungus was also prepared. vermicompost was produced from earthworms imported from Iran and others isolated locally. A factorial experiment was carried to evaluate the effect of the interaction between these combinations and vermicompost types under levels of 0%, 25% and 50% of NPK. The results showed a significant superiority of the bio-fertilizer (nitrogen and phosphate) treatment in available nitrogen in the soil after harvest,  number of tubers,  yield per plant , and the total yield with  39.70 mg N kg -1, 11.03 tuber plant -1, 1367.40 g plant-1,  and 43.76 Mg ha-1 respectively. While phosphate bio fertilizer treatment giving available phosphorus in the soil by 22.74 Mg P kg -1 , vermicompost produced from imported earthworms was superior in giving available phosphate in the soil with value 22.74 mg p kg -1 . While the tri interaction was superior for all studied characteristics.

Published
2020-04-26
How to Cite
Abdul-Ratha, A. &. (2020). EFFECT OF ADDITION OF VERMICOMPOST, BIO AND MINERAL FERTILIZER ON THE AVAILABILITY OF SOME NUTRIENTS IN SOIL AND POTATO YIELD. IRAQI JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES, 51(2), 644-656. Retrieved from http://jcoagri.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/intro/article/view/992
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