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International Research Journal of Agricultural Science and Soil Science

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Kedir Jemal

Wondo Genet Agricultural Research Center, Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Ethiopia


  • Research Article   
    Evaluation of Vermicompost and its Application Effect on Growth and Yield of Tomato (L. Esculetum) in Wondo Genet, Ethiopia
    Author(s): Kedir Jemal* and Bikiltu Tolossa

    Understanding the soil resource in an area and adoptions of management options to improve the productivity of crops and soils is necessary for sustainable use. Vermicompost, which is a potential soil fertilizer for sustainable agriculture has proven to increase yields of a variety of crops, but little is known about its application rate and timing for optimum productivity of tomato in clay loam soils of Wondo Genet, Ethiopia. To evaluate vermicompost on tomato productivity, a field experiment was conducted at Wondo Genet Agricultural Research Center. Factorial combination of N rates from vermicompost (based on N equivalence) and application period was the treatments. Nitrogen rates was had levels of full dose from inorganic N, 50% of the RN from vermicompost, 75% of the RN from vermicompost, 100% of the RN from vermicompost and 150% of RN from vermicompost. Application period had leve.. View More»
    DOI: 10.14303/2251-0044.2022.17

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