Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2018)
Effect of vermicompost, vermiwash and microbial inoculants on growth of Abelmoschus esculentus L.
Author(s): M Kannahi, S Babynisha
Abstract: “Earthworms are popularly known as the “farmer’s friend” or “nature’s plowman”. Earthworms influence microbial community, physical and chemical properties of soil. In the present study, vermicompost (using fruits waste, cow dung and earthworms), bacterial inoculants (Rhizobium, Azospirillum) are environmental friendly and low cost. The physicochemical parameters such as pH, Moisture, Temperature, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Potassium were tested. The micronutrients of the vermicompost and vermiwash were analyzed using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer. The seedling of Abelmoschus esculentus were transplanted in five pots of equal size, which were noted as (T1, T2, T3, T4 and T5). The seedling pots were treated with vermicompost, vermiwash and the uninoculated pot was denoted as control. The vermicompost and vermiwash could enhance the morphological parameters such as height of the plant, number of leaves, number of roots, shoot length and root length were analyzed at 45th day.