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Asian Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2018 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 24-32
DOI: 10.3923/ajbs.2018.24.32
Combined Application of Bioslurry and Inorganic Fertilizers on Quality Traits of Cabbage and Soil Properties
Tsegaye Terefe, Tewodros Ayalew and Hussien Mohammed Beshir

Abstract:
Background and Objective: Sustainable soil quality improvement is among the top priority problem in the era of climate change. Organic sources of fertilizer have the potential to address both crop and soil quality issues. However, insignificant work has been done in Ethiopia to optimize the use of organic sources of fertilizer as a means for crop and soil quality improvement. Therefore, the current study was conducted to assess the quality performance of cabbage (Brassica oleracea L. var. capitata) and soil properties improvements in response to combined application of bioslurry and NP inorganic fertilizers. Materials and Methods: Treatments consisting of four levels of bioslurry (10 m3, 30 m3, 50 m3 and 70 m3 ha1) and five levels of NP (0, 25, 50,75 and 100% of the recommended rates) were laid out in randomized complete block design with three replications. Results: The interaction of bioslurry and N and P significantly affected head diameter, marketable yield, head firmness, head compactness, total soluble solids (TSS), pH and titratable acidity of cabbage juice. Among quality characters the highest marketable yield, head diameter, TSS concentration and pH were for the combined application of 50 m3 bioslurry with 75% of the recommended N and P, ha1. Higher titratable acidity was obtained with the combined application of 10 m3 bioslurry, ha1 with all levels of N and P. Application of bioslurry also found to improve soil properties. Conclusion: The combined application of 50 m3 ha1 bioslurry with 75% RNP can be recommended for quality cabbage production and soil properties improvement in the research area and similar agro-ecologies.
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Tsegaye Terefe, Tewodros Ayalew and Hussien Mohammed Beshir, 2018. Combined Application of Bioslurry and Inorganic Fertilizers on Quality Traits of Cabbage and Soil Properties. Asian Journal of Biological Sciences, 11: 24-32.

DOI: 10.3923/ajbs.2018.24.32

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajbs.2018.24.32

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30 November, 2018
Shahadat Hossain:
Its an excellent work. I can make comment if have a chance to access in the full text properly. With regards Shahadat
 
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