Tomato and cucumber seedling growth on compost obtained from rice husk, poultry manure and sunflower cake


Guler S., Buyuk G.

3rd Balkan Symposium on Vegetables and Potatoes, Bursa, Türkiye, 6 - 10 Eylül 2006, ss.227-229 identifier identifier

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The aim of the study was to investigate the suitability of compost obtained from rice husk, poultry manure and sunflower cake for growing cucumber and tomato seedlings. Treatments were as follows: peat (100%), compost (100%), peat + compost (1:1 v/v), peat + perlite (1:1 v/v), and compost + perlite (1:1 v/v). In tomato, there were no significant differences among treatments in terms of investigated characteristics. However, in cucumber there were significant differences among treatments in stem diameter, dry shoot weight, leaf chlorophyll and K content of seedling. Peat + perlite (1:1 v/v) media gave the lowest value in terms of these characteristics when compared to the others. Based on the experimental data it was concluded that compost obtained from rice husk, poultry manure, and sunflower cake can be used successfully for growing cucumber and tomatoes seedling alone or mixed with peat (50%) or perlite (50%).