DOI: /10.5513/JCEA01/13.2.1063

Original scientific paper

EFFECT OF VERMIWASH OF DIFFERENT VERMICOMPOSTS ON THE KHARIF CROPS

2012, 13 (2)   p. 379-402

GORAKH NATH, KESHAV SINGH

Abstract

Use of vermiwash extracted from vermicomposts of different combination of animal agro and kitchen wastes, is one of the effective liquid biofertilizer for growth and productivity of crops. The present study assesses that it has caused significant effect on the growth and productivity of paddy (Oryza sativa), maize (Zea mays) and millet (Penisetum typhoides) crops. The 10mg/m2 of vermiwash buffalo dung with straw shows significant growth (89.2±2.7cm) and 30mg/m2 concentration of similar combination shows highly significant growth in paddy crops(102.6±2.3cm) after 75 days. The 10mg/m2concentration of combination horse dung with gram bran caused significant growth (85.2±4.3cm) 50days while at the same time 30mg/m2concentration of combination of straw with buffalo dung and horse dung caused highly significant growth in maize crops. The combinations of buffalo dung with gram bran and with straw; and combination of horse dung with gram bran and with straw have significant growth in millet crops. All the concentrations of different combinations of animal agro and kitchen wastes have significant early start in flowering and enhance the productivity of crops.

Keywords

wastes, eisenia foetida, vermicompost, vermiwash, kharif crops, growth and productivity

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