International Journal of Zoology and Applied Biosciences
Volume (2) - Issue (4), 206 pp 166-169
Evaluation of hostel kitchen wastes vermicomposted using Eisenia foetida for growth study of ladies finger (Ablemoschus esculentus)
P. Sivakumar and P. Meena
Present study deals with the evaluation of hostel kitchen wastes vermicomposted using Eisenia foetida for growth study of Ladies finger (Ablemoschus esculentus) preparation of Hostel Kitchen waste vermicompost and its physico-chemical parameters were analyzed, enumeration of microorganisms bacteria, fungi and actinomyces from vermicompost, preparation of vermiwash and vermicompost extract and its physico-chemical parameters were analyzed, growth parameters and biochemical characteristics also studied of Ladies finger. The Hostel Kitchen waste vermicompost was studied the physico-chemical parameters like pH, temperature, electrical conductivity, organic carbon, total nitrogen, total phosphorous, total potassium and C:N (ratio) were studied. The number of colony forming unit of the vermicompost of Bacteria, Fungi and Actinomyces. After preparation of vermicompost, vermiwash and vermicompost extract was prepared using after 45 days worked healthy earthworm. The physico-chemical parameters of vermiwash and vermicompost extract also studied. The growth parameters like, seed germination, shoot length, root length, total fresh weight, total dry weight, leaf area index and vigour index were studied and biochemical characteristics such as chlorophyll a & b, total chlorophyll, carotenoide and anthocyanin were estimated. Based on the results growth parameters and biochemical characteristics were higher in ladies finger treatments 5 and 6 using various concentration of vermicompost, vermiwash and vermicompost extract.
Vermicompost, Vermi wash, Vermicompost extract, Physico-chemical parameters, Biochemical parameters.
Received on 21/10/2016, Accepted on 25/08/2017, Published on 25/08/2017