Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences Paper

Vol 14, Issue 2, 2012; Page No.(237-242)

GROWTH PERFORMANCE OF A MEDICINAL PLANT (VITEX NEGUNDO LINN.) ON VERMICOMPOST APPLICATION IN CULTURABLE WASTELAND SOIL OF OLD BIHAR, INDIA

S. K. TIWARI AND A. K. ROY

Abstract

Most of the area under dryland cultivation particularly culturable wasteland is resource poor and yield levels are negligible resulting in poor returns to the farmers. In order to evaluate the performance of such soil amended with vermicompost a medicinal plant Vitex negundo was planted in the green house of University Department of Botany, T. M. Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur, Bihar for the years 2007 and 2008, studies were carried out in earthen pots in triplicate. The data of the growth performance was taken at the interval of 40 days for three times. The growth performance was recorded increasing with increasing the doses of vermicompost. The efficacy of vermicompost is discussed under condition of the area of the study.

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