Potential of oil palm empty fruit bunch and mesocarp fibre as possible coco peat substitute in fertigation system

Nurul Lyana Mahmod, (2015) Potential of oil palm empty fruit bunch and mesocarp fibre as possible coco peat substitute in fertigation system. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This research was done to determine the potential of oil palm empty fruit bunch and mesocarp fibre as possible coco peat substitute in fertigation system. Chili or Capsicum annuum was used in this study. The experiment was conducted under rain shelter building for 13 weeks at the FPL Field Laboratory, University Malaysia Sabah Sandakan Campus.Seven types of treatments were applied in this study such as cocopeat (control), treated and untreated oil palm empty fruit bunch and mesocarp fibre. Chili seeds were sown in nursery tray for four weeks before being transplanted in polybags. The parameters used to measure the difference between the treatments is in terms of physical characteristics (bulk density, water retention), chemical properties (pH, EC, N, P, K), biological properties (organic matter content and rates of decomposition) and yield (number, weight and length of the fruit). Seven types of treatment used showed different responses to the relevant parameters. Cocopeat has shown the best results in terms of physical, chemical, biological properties and yield compared to other treatments. Physical, chemical and biological properties that could potentially be used as a medium for cultivation has been shown by cocopeat followed by oil palm empty fruit bunches and mesocarp fiber.

Item Type:Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords:Capsicum annuum, Nitrogen, Potassium
Subjects:S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions:FACULTY > Faculty of Sustainable Agriculture
ID Code:17086
Deposited By:Noraini L
Deposited On:09 Jun 2017 14:09
Last Modified:11 Jul 2017 08:10

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