The effects of compost prepared from waste material of banana plants on the nutrient contents of banana leaves

Doran I., Sen B., Kaya Z.

JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY, cilt.24, sa.4, ss.437-444, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 24 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.437-444


In this study, the possible utilization of removed shoots and plant parts of banana as compost after fruit harvest were investigated Three doses (15-30-45 kg plant(-1)) of the compost prepared from the clone of Dwarf Cavendish banana were compared with Farmyard manure (50 kg plant(-1)), Mineral fertilizers (180 g N+150 g P+335 g K plant(-1)) and Farmyard manure + Mineral fertilizers (25 kg FW+180 g N+150 g P+335 g K plant(-1) which determined positive effects on the nutrient contents of banana leaves. The banana plants were grown under a heated glasshouse and in a soil with physical and chemical properties suitable for banana growing. The contents of N, P, K and Mg in compost and in farmyard manure were found to be similar. Nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium contents of leaves in all applications except control, and Ca, Mg, Fe, Zn, Mn, Cu contents in all applications were determined between optimum levels of reference values. There were positive correlations among some nutrient contents of leaves, growth, yield and fruit quality characteristics.