Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: Supplementary 3, Pages: 1-6
Reyhaneh Pajooheshgar1 , Majid Azizi2* , Hossein Nemati2 and Reza Khorasani3
1 Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, International Campus, Mashhad, Iran
2 Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Horticulture, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran; [email protected]
3 Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Horticulture, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran
Understanding the interactions and relationships between fertilizer and minerals help to have optimum fertilization practicewiththelowestcosts. Inasplitplot fieldexperiment,westudiedtheeffectofsomeorganicsubstrate(control (soil),spentmushroomcompost(SMC),cowmanureandvermicompost) anddifferentlevelsofphosphorus(at0,75,100 and125kgh–1 )toinvestigatethebesttreatmentforsomecharactersofmedicinalpumpkin(Cucurbita pepoL.)suchas: leafandbranchnumber,plantheight,fruitnumber,fruitweight,seednumber,oilpercentage,zincandphosphoruscontent of seeds. Results showed that vermicompost is the best organic substrate for improving of the most characters. For phosphorusapplicationalone,100(kg.h–1 )wasthebesttreatmentsformostcharactersandincombinedapplicationoforganic substrateandphosphorus,vermicompostwith100(kg.ha–1 )wasthebesttreatment toincreasethemorphologicaland yield factors.
Keywords: Pumpkin(Cucurbita pepo
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