Growth and yield performance of tomato (Lycopersicum esculentum L.) using vermicast as soil amendments

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Growth and yield performance of tomato (Lycopersicum esculentum L.) using vermicast as soil amendments

Joemel M. Estabillo
Int. J. Agron. Agri. Res.22( 2), 1-14, February 2023.
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Abstract

The study was conducted to look into the efficacy of vermicast as soil amendments on the growth and yield performance of tomato (Lycopersicum esculentum L.). It aimed to determine vermicast’s effect on the fruit quality of tomato and to determine which among the treatments gives significant results. The experiment was laid out in a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with five (5) treatments replicated three (3) times. Treatment effectiveness was based on plant height, number of flowering days, weight yield per hectare, ROI, physico-chemical of tomato and NPK soil content. Results revealed that 10 bags of vermicast per hectare in combination with inorganic fertilizer (90-0-0Kg N ha1) was a good soil amendment or nutrient source because it improved soil quality, fruit quality, and physic-chemical properties of tomato, thus, producing better yield and cost return.

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