Growth and yield performance of lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) applied with different concentrations of fermented goat manure as Bio-fertilizer

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Growth and yield performance of lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) applied with different concentrations of fermented goat manure as Bio-fertilizer

Jayrome S. Butay
J. Bio. Env. Sci.13( 1), 269-277, July 2018.
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The study was conducted to determine growth and yield performance of lettuce Lactuca sativa l with different concentrations of fermented goat manure as bio-fertilizer and aimed to find out which among the treatments can give the best result in terms of the average plant height in centimeters, average number of leaves in centimeter, average leaf area in centimeter, and fresh weight of plant in grams, seeds yield in grams and cost and return analysis. The study was conducted from January 17, 2018 to May 05, 2018 in single factor experiment in a Completely Randomized Design (CRD) replicated three times with four treatments. T1- Control, T2- 30ml of fermented goat manure per liter of water, and T3- 40ml of fermented goat manure per liter of water and T4- 50ml of fermented goat manure per liter of water. Application of fermented goat manure affected the growth and development of lettuce as manifested by the average plant height, the average number of leaves, average leaf area and fresh weight at harvest. Higher concentration (40–50ml per liter of water) proved to more efficient as indicated by the highest yield and ROI of 148.59 percent. The seed yield did not show a significant difference to each other. The study revealed that 50ml of fermented goat manure improved lettuce production further study is recommended to validate the result and come up with a more reliable conclusion.

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