Effect of Powdered and Composted Meat Bones on the Growth and Yield of Water Spinach (Ipomoea aquatica)

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Badhon Ahmmed
Tamzid Bin Shafique
Shaikh Motasim Billah

Abstract

For agriculture, the most important is the soil’s function as a base and medium for plant growth. The soil health and soil condition are important for plant growth. And the management of soil organic matter is an important part in case of managing soil health and maintaining soil conditions. The experiment was carried out in the field lab (Net House) of Soil, Water and Environment discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh. Total 21 plastic pots were used to continue the experiment with 7 treatments. For the experiment, the meat bones were collected and used in the experimental pot along with soil in different doses. This research has revealed that meat bones both powdered and composted, has significantly increased (about 20-25%) the growth parameters of water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica) such as a number of leaves, shoot length, fresh weight, dry weight and moisture content. So, the application of powdered and composted meat bones in soil will contribute in the growth of water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica).

Keywords:
Soil organic matter, meat bones, water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica), pot experiment.

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Ahmmed, B., Shafique, T. B., & Billah, S. M. (2019). Effect of Powdered and Composted Meat Bones on the Growth and Yield of Water Spinach (Ipomoea aquatica). Asian Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, 4(4), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajsspn/2019/v4i430052
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