International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 12, Part N (2015)
Effect of tea compost on the growth of Vigna radiate (L.) R. Wilczek
A Suganthi, Deepna Jayanandhan
Compost tea extracts used as an organic fertilizer have beneficial effects on plant growth and considered as a valuable soil amendment. Compost tea is water based compost extract containing high population of beneficial microbes, is attracting the attention of growers and researches for its apparent disease – suppressive activity and improvement of soil fertility. By analyzing microbes in the compost tea (CTC – crush tear curl) the bacteria identified as the Bacillus sp. and the fungi the Aspergillus Niger. In green grams, out of 20 grains 15 were sprouted in compost tea extract and 12 sprouted grains in water. The compost tea extract showed the highest germination percentage (100%) compared with control (58.33%). The seedling growth of green grams in compost tea the maximum highest shoot length (15.6 cm), root length (15 cm) and number of leaves (10). The seedling growth of green grams in control the maximum shoot length (12.5 cm), root length (8 cm) and number of leaves (7). The comparative performance of the treatment revealed the superiority of compost tea in enhancing Green gram germination and its growth.
How to cite this article:
A Suganthi, Deepna Jayanandhan. Effect of tea compost on the growth of Vigna radiate (L.) R. Wilczek. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(12): 968-972.