EFFECT OF VERMICOMPOST ON BIOCHEMICAL CONTENT OF TWO INDIAN GREEN LEAFY VEGETABLESAbstract
Nowadays, the organic way of farming gains much more important and the people believe that the production of plants with organic farming has more nutrients and a lot of health benefits. In this, the green leafy vegetables occupy an important place among the food crops as they provide an adequate number of vitamins and minerals for humans. Solanum nigrum L. and Trigonella foenum-graecum L. are commonly used leafy vegetables in South India and also have so much of medicinal uses. The present investigation aims to identify the effect of different concentration of vermicomposting and biofertilizers on the biochemical content of both leafy vegetables. A total of five experimental models were designed T0 (control) T1 (vermicompost -15gm), T2 (vermicompost -20gm) T3 (vermicompost -15gm + Azospirillum) and T4 (vermicompost -15gm + Azotobacter). Among all treatments, the vermicompost -15gm + asospirillum supplemented seedlings were absorbed significantly more protein, carbohydrates and amino acid content, whereas the chlorophyll content was recorded more in 20g of vermicompost treated seedlings of both crops.
A. Vijayalakshmi and R. Karthiyayini *
Department of Botany, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
22 January, 2018
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