The Effect of Vermi Tea on the Growth Parameters of Spinacia oleracea L. (Spinach)
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Musa, S. I.
Njoku, L. K.
Ndiribe, C. C.
This research was carried out in the biological garden of the University of Lagos, Akoka Lagos, Nigeria. The aim of the research is to evaluate the response of Spinacia oleracea (spinach) to a liquid content (vermi tea) produced from the passage of non-chlorinated water, such as distilled water through a compost of epigeic earthworm species (vermicompost) and also physico-chemical analysis of the vermi tea using flame atomic absorption spectroscopy (FAAS). Significant results were observed in nutrients such as nitrogen (N), potassium (K), phosphorus (P) and organic carbon at three different concentrations of vermi tea (430, 730 and 940 g/L). The results significantly revealed a positive response of S. oleracea to the vermi tea through increase in number of leaves, plant height and leaf area at increasing concentration (430, 730 and 940 g/L). This vermi tea can be utilized for the effective production of S. oleracea and it is therefore recommended for growing other vegetable plants as well.
Vermi Tea, Vermicompost, Epigeic, Spinacia oleracea
Musa, S. I. Njoku, L. K. Ndiribe, C. C. 2018. The Effect of Vermi Tea on the Growth Parameters of Spinacia oleracea L. (Spinach). J. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. - Volume 3 Issue 4 : 236–238