Effects of light intensity on Orthosiphon stamineus Benth. Seedlings treated with different organic fertilizers

Affendy Hassan, and Aminuddin Mohamad, and Abdu Arifin, and Mandy Maid, and Julius Kodoh, and A. Tabet, Tamer (2010) Effects of light intensity on Orthosiphon stamineus Benth. Seedlings treated with different organic fertilizers. International Journal of Agricultural Research, 5 (4). pp. 201-207. ISSN 1816-4897


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The main objective of this study was to investigate the effects of varying light intensities and different organic fertilizers on the growth performance of O. stamineus seedlings through measurement of Relative Height Growth Rate (RHGR) and biomass production. Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) was used. Orthosiphon stamineus was arranged accordingly into three blocks or replicates. The three blocks represented the percentage light intensity. Block 1 (30% of light), Block 2 (50% of light) and Block 3 (100% of light). Each Block had four treatments and 25 plants of O. stamineus. The treatments were chicken dung, cow dung, oil palm empty fruit bunch (EFB) and control. The four treatments were arranged randomly in each block. Growth parameters measured were plant height, biomass (aerial portion, root biomass and total biomass within sixth month's period. The 50% Relative Light Intensity (RLI) was better than 30 and 100% RLI. The chicken dung is better than oil palm EFB and cow dung. © 2010 Academic Journals Inc.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Elaeis, Orthosiphon, Orthosiphon stamineus
Subjects: ?? S583-587.73 ??
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of International Tropical Forestry
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email storage.bpmlib@ums.edu.my
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2011 08:31
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2017 07:04
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/2069

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