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American Journal of Plant Physiology
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 131-136
DOI: 10.3923/ajpp.2008.131.136
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Use of Date Palm Leaves Compost as A Substitution to Peatmoss

Y.S.S. Ali

The main objective of this study was to prepare compost using local farm resources such as Date Palm Leaves (DPL) and compare it with the imported peatmoss on seed germination, rate of germination and growth of ornamental plants. The results showed that total number of seeds germinated, rate of seed germination, plant height, number of leaves per plant and the dry-biomass per plant was better in the Date Palm Leaves Compost (DPLC) relative to the peat moss. Based on the preliminary results, it is concluded that farming community and the various research organizations should be encouraged to develop technology for the preparation of composts using local farm wastes resources such as date palm leaves and Phragmites australis rather than importing more expansive peat moss.
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  •    Effects of Cultivation of Gerbera on some Physical and Chemical Properties of Different Growing Substrates
  •    In vitro Responses of Date Palm Cell Suspensions under Osmotic Stress Induced by Sodium, Potassium and Calcium Salts at Different Exposure Durations
  •    Effect of Mixing Date Palm Leaves Compost (DPLC) With Vermiculite, Perlite, Sand and Clay on Vegetative Growth of Dahlia (Dahlia pinnata), Marigold (Tagetes erecta), Zinnia (Zinnia elegans) and Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus) Plants
How to cite this article:

Y.S.S. Ali , 2008. Use of Date Palm Leaves Compost as A Substitution to Peatmoss. American Journal of Plant Physiology, 3: 131-136.

DOI: 10.3923/ajpp.2008.131.136






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